Access Navigators helps people of all abilities know what to expect when they visit New England and beyond. We look for “access-friendly” because sometimes, in our historic buildings, accommodations may not be fully ADA compliant, but most businesses do whatever they can to give everyone a warm New England welcome.
We visit local businesses to determine:
• Is the entrance accessible?
• How accommodating is the interior layout?
• Is there an accessible restroom?
• Is there parking nearby?
We understand that buildings change and staff fluctuates and both play a big part in your personal experience. As a visitor, if you see something that can use an edit, give us a shout and we’ll check it out. For business owners, we’re also architects and interior designers, with one of the country’s best gurus on accessibility in our firm. Sometimes a small fix will make a big difference in customer experience. We’re happy to help a little or a lot.
Access Navigators has become a leader in advocacy for people impacted by disabilities by speaking around the world about the impact of accessibility on people and the economy; mentoring students and volunteers as advocates and data collectors, and continuing to look for new ways to keep people impacted by disabilities connected to their communities.