I appreciate the working together and people with disabilities have tried the approach for years and in most cases nothing has changed. Now a prominent business owner is placed in the spotlight and its in the news, in the papers, people talking about it on line and now Mickey is doing the right thing and making the Chicken Burger Accessible. Thank you Mickey and look forward to going to your restaurant. And again people in Wheelchairs don't represent every Nova Scotian with a disability and working in a restaurant is not what people are getting at its the option to even apply to a business that is not accessible. Finding a job is hard enough for anyone but compound that with cutting your options in half because you can't get in the door or I have heard of people with a disability working at a store but they have to wheel down the street to use the bathroom at a Tim Hortons because the washroom is not accessible and they are to scared to kick up a fuss because the feel they may loose their job. Sounds crazy I know but situations like this still happen in Nova Scotia.
As someone with a physical disability who works on Spring Garden Road I must say it is the absolute worst place to work for someone with a disability and I often encourage others with a disability to look outside the down town core for employment. This shouldn’t be the case and I believe a number of businesses on Spring Garden have made great efforts to improve the accessibility of their stores. Unfortunately they only represent about 10 percent of businesses that are accessible down town. Today it is raining and it is great that Chicken Burger has made their takeout accessible so I could eat in the parking lot while my co-workers look at me out the window of the dinning area. Absolutely crazy to think that minority groups and people of other races were served out of back doors, weren’t allowed in stores, and also had no access to public transportation. Just something to think about. Thank you Gus!
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