Call Ahead: Calling the restaurant before your visit is a good way to make sure that it is wheelchair accessible. Be sure to ask questions such as if there is wheelchair access at the entrance and to the seating area, if the restaurant has a ramp and if there is enough room to navigate the space while in a wheelchair.

Use Online Reviews: Websites such as Yelp and Google Reviews are great resources to determine whether or not the restaurant you’re considering has wheelchair access. Reviews by other users can be incredibly helpful in making your decision.

Look for Wheelchair Symbols: Pay attention to any wheelchair symbols or wording that indicates the space is wheelchair accessible. This can give you peace of mind that the restaurant is equipped to welcome wheelchair users.

Request Assistance if Needed: If you find that the restaurant you chose isn’t as accessible as you initially thought it was, speak with the restaurant staff. Depending on the situation, the staff may be able to provide assistance or offer alternate accommodations for you.

Keep an Open Mind: Not every restaurant will meet your wheelchair access needs, so be prepared to explore other options. Keeping an open mind and being ready to switch things up will help you find the perfect restaurant for you.

Written by Rachel Hart

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