Make Your Daily Life More Accessible By Being Consistent.Nov 13, 2016
Improving the accessibility / wheelchair friendliness of our lives can be tough. Every little thing can be a struggle: doing the laundry, getting in and out of the car, shopping for groceries, purchasing something large and figuring out just how the fuck you’re going to get it into your car with your wheelchair.
We’ve all had those days where we’re, like, “fuck it”
But there is a way you can help reduce your day‐to‐day struggles and even help improve the accessibility of the more non‐accessible moments in your life: be consistent.
Find a System That Works and Stick to it
Did you figure out an easy way to get the laundry out of the washer and into the dryer? Great, now always do that.
Did you discover it’s easier to get dressed in the morning if you always put your shoes and clothes in the same place in your home? Awesome, that’s where those things live now. Did you discover this one weird trick that makes it easy for you to get in and out of a normal, non‐modified bathtub? That’s your thing now.
Being consistent with how you complete everyday tasks is the best way to set yourself up for success later. These systems will help you focus less on how to survive your daily life and focus more on how to go about improving it.
Improve Accessibility By Becoming a Regular
Did you find a coffee shop that helped you move your drink from the counter to a table? Keep getting coffee there. Does the bar you got to on Friday’s have only one spot you can get your chair into? Keep going to that bar and I guarantee they’ll make sure that spot’s available. The more visible, patient, and consistent you are with the services and establishments you use the more opportunities you give people to realize ways they can help you without you having to ask.