Let's get Accessible Whangarei
Whangarei let's get accessible
Accessibility in Whangarei, In general terms accessibility in Whangarei is excellent, at least in the areas I have visited. So here I am wanting more, really I only want what others have, I want access, I get really annoyed when people put up barriers in front of me. If this happens I like to campaign to have the barriers removed
As I said this will be a tough test because I personally use a mobility scooter as many hundreds of people do in Whangarei, it is currently 2017, to my knowledge new buildings have to meet the building standards written and released in 1992.
These standards allow for wheelchair access only, this is problematic as mobility scooters are more common than wheelchairs, and the rules are 25 years old
As people start to have difficulty in walking many choose to use a mobility scooter to help them move around. Benefitting from improved design, mobility scooters are becoming an increasingly popular mobility device and are a common sight on many Whangarei streets. Mobility scooters are used as a mobility aid.
We in Whangarei are going to get a hundertwasser we want to attract the older monied people exactly the people who may have accessibility issues, but despite wanting to attract these older people we continue to build barriers to those less mobile
Mobility scooters are designed for and used by individuals who are able to walk and manipulate themselves on and off a seated object. Unlike wheelchairs, mobility scooters are generally treated as vehicles in the sense that they do not have to be guaranteed access into buildings, but a huge amount of places in Whangarei are already mobility scooter accessible, places such as supermarkets, most shops, malls etc.
So this website is going to find and try to educate those that do not see the need for a more accessible Whangarei. the reasons are simple disabled people are normal people they are like other people they spend like others so let's include them.
Mobility scooters are really common in Whangarei far more common than wheelchairs, time to look at the 1992 building regulations and see whether they need updating to reflect the high use of mobility scooters