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…
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.
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!
In late March, I attended 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego. At the conference, you can find the latest technology service and products which support and maximize abilities of people with disabilities in daily life, at school, or workplace.
At first, I was only planning to go there as an attendee. However, Sheryl Burgstahler who is a director of DO-IT Program in University of Washington (Interview report is here) asked me to give a presentation with her. DO-IT Program has been implementing locally in Asian countries including Japan. At Sheryl’s session, I got 15 minutes to talk about education and employment environment for people with disabilities in Japan.
I always take bus to commute from my apartment to the campus where my institute is located. I am sharing one of the most unforgettable experiences. One day, a bus driver refused to let me board the bus and Syracuse University resolved this issue surprisingly quickly.
Interviewed professor Arlene Kanter who has taught Disability Law and Policy Program at Syracuse University for 28 years. More people bring suit in a court in the US than Japan. Therefore, I thought American people must pay more attention to their laws…but that is not true.
Continuously on Ed Roberts Campus report. More of Ed Roberts Campus’s carefully designed universal design components kept impressing me. After observing this universal designed architecture, I realized something as a wheelchair user. Please check it!
I visited Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley where the disability rights movement started. Ed Roberts Campus a nicely designed campus with many detailed universal design components, which are helpful for persons with different disabilities.