Disability, My Life

Bearing Disability: The issues with Accessible Toilets — Little Sea Bear

Some Accessible Toilets have gone through welcome changes over the years. There is the introduction of the Radar Key which prevent those without the radar key from using accessible toilets. And there has been an increasing number of Changing Places popping up in some venues too. These are positive and welcomed changes. But—yes, there’s a […]… Continue reading Bearing Disability: The issues with Accessible Toilets — Little Sea Bear

Changing Places Reviews, Disability, My Life

Disability & Standard Sized Toilets

In past years, I have been out in public and needed the bathroom, but I have struggled in using them… There are already a limited number of them and this is jeopardised further by the majority of them bearing standard locks. This is practically giving able-bodied people a free pass to use it, regardless of… Continue reading Disability & Standard Sized Toilets

Disability, My Life

Disability Education – Able – Bodied People Using Disabled Toilets

Without going into too much detail, I often found there was a limited number of disabled toilets, which only disabled people can use. As it is a standard lock, there were a number of times where I was waiting to use the toilet, when I found non-disabled emerging from the toilets. Individuals, who were perfectly… Continue reading Disability Education – Able – Bodied People Using Disabled Toilets

Changing Places Reviews

‘Changing Places’ – Birmingham New Street Station

Despite using New Street Station in Birmingham, a number of times, I have not realised there is a ‘Changing Places’ facility in the confines of the actual station. If you enter via the entrance alongside Tk Maxx by Leon, the ‘Changing Places’ facility is to your left with the other toilets. I had not noticed… Continue reading ‘Changing Places’ – Birmingham New Street Station

Restaurants & Bars, Reviews

All Bar One, New Street, Birmingham – Restaurant Review

There are a lot of All Bar One restaurants around, but I’ve never actually been to one myself. My dad and I fancied a change to where we usually go so when we were out in the city centre one weekend, we decided to go to an All Bar One by New Street Station Birmingham. … Continue reading All Bar One, New Street, Birmingham – Restaurant Review

Restaurants & Bars, Reviews

Paul at No. 41 – Review

On one of my recent trips to Harborne, I decided to visit Paul at No. 41, an independent business on a busy high street. I had been recommended by a friend so decided to support this independent coffee shop. The accessibility into the entrance was flat with a slightly narrow doorway but as I was… Continue reading Paul at No. 41 – Review

Restaurants & Bars, Reviews

Costa Coffee Harborne – Review

Getting into Costa Coffee Harborne was easy enough as it was flat access with only a slight incline and only one door was initially open which was not wide enough for me to get through in my electric wheelchair.  However, a staff member came over immediately as soon as he saw us trying to enter… Continue reading Costa Coffee Harborne – Review