After talking with the customer service of the musical play service provider yesterday, I spoke with a friend who is familiar with law and found the service provider is not compliant with the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities. After I messaged to the theater about this, I got a reply from them.
The other day, my friend recommended me to watch, a musical “Singin’ in the Rain” in Tokyo. After I purchased a ticket, on the purchase screen, I was told that I need to contact the information center after booking for wheelchair accessibility information. When I contacted them, I was asked…
Sharing my latest news: new job, giving a talk, writing an article for a Japanese disability organization.
I visited Miami in the beginning of July. While I was there, I found that Justin Bieber is gong to have a concert near my hotel. I decided to purchase a ticket through “ticketmaster”, and that was my very first experience that I could get a wheelchair accessible seat in advance online.
Last but not least, the most important information, FOOD! It is good to find a good place to eat in advance, however it is also a great experience to try ones you find while you are going around. I hope you explore, experience, and enjoy New York City!
Continuously on the report of visiting New York City. There are so many famous places to visit for sightseeing in NYC. This time, I visited must-visit places for travelers as well as new spots for local people.
I visited many places in New York City, and I would like to share with you information of some places that I visited one by one briefly. In this article, I introduce 5 museums that I highly recommend to visit!
Actually this is my second time to visit New York City (NYC). My first visit was 8 years ago in 2008. After the conference and my friend left for Japan, I have been walking around NYC, literally to west, east, north and south! Sometimes I walk more than 1 hour at one time. Through my adventures, I have found many things that I didn’t see last time I was here, or I didn’t notice last time.
The hotel I stayed in San Diego in March is “The Sofia Hotel.” I chose this hotel because of its location, walking distance to the conference palace where I attended, also its decent price. As I requested, the hotel assigned me to an ADA room which is wheelchair accessible room, so I’m going to introduce the room’s facilities!
When I visited San Diego, I was so impressed by the trolley’s system. In Japan, most of the train and subway have a gap between a cart and a platform. Therefore, at first Moon Riders (wheelchair users) would need to ask a station staff to bring a mobile ramp to help Moon Rider passengers board the train. The station staff would then contact another station, where the passenger gets off and make sure that another mobile ramp can be ready by then for the passenger to get off the train. After this process, the passenger finally can get on a cart. It might take more than 10 minutes to take train if a station is big and busy. The trolley in San Diego, however, is very easy. It is the best system for Moon Riders!