ADA: Motorized Chairs & The Shopping Experience

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Hotel reception bell. ADA: Motorized Chairs & The Shopping Experience.

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Scooter Availability. Most chain grocery stores offer motorized scooters Kroger, Publix, Safeway, etc. Large box stores offer motorized scooters Walmart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Many malls in the U.S. do not offer mobility assistance devices..

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Barriers to Access Within Mall Stores. Items on shelves often out of reach Finding staff members for assistance Reluctance to ask for help Social anxiety Small Isle & walking paths.

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Interpersonal Issues. Judgmental Stares Assumed to be incapable Some people overly nice Impedes the individual Reduces autonomy..

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Assistance & Accessibility at a Cost. Some malls offer motorized scooters at a cost Mall of America $40/day Motorized Scooter $10/day Wheelchair $7/day Cart Opry Mills, Mall of Georgia, Lenox Square Free Wheelchairs.

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References. Barnes, J., & Burke, T. F. (2012). Making Way: Legal Mobilization, Organizational Response, and Wheelchair Access. Law & Society Review, 46(1 ), 167–198. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5893.2012.00476.x Crowe TK, Picchiarini S, & Poffenroth T. (2004). Community participation: challenges for people with disabilities living in Oaxaca, Mexico, and New Mexico, United States. OTJR: Occupation, Participation & Health, 24 (2), 72–80. https://doi.org/10.1177/153944920402400205 Plan your trip > accessibility: Mall of America®. Plan Your Trip > Accessibility | Mall of America®. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.mallofamerica.com/plan-your-trip/accessibility. Rashid, Z., Pous, R., & Norrie, C. S. (2019). An independent shopping experience for wheelchair users through augmented reality and RFID. Assistive Technology, 31(1 ), 9–18..

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References. Simon Property Group, L. P. and/or I. A. (N. Y. S. E. S. P. G. (n.d.). About Lenox Square®. Discover A Simon Mall®, The Mills® Or Premium Outlets® Shopping Center. Retrieved from https://www.simon.com/mall/lenox-square/about. Simon Property Group, L. P. and/or I. A. (N. Y. S. E. S. P. G. (n.d.). About mall of Georgia. Discover A Simon Mall®, The Mills® Or Premium Outlets® Shopping Center. Retrieved from https://www.simon.com/mall/mall-of-georgia/about. Simon Property Group, L. P. and/or I. A. (N. Y. S. E. S. P. G. (n.d.). About Opry mills®. Discover A Simon Mall®, The Mills® Or Premium Outlets® Shopping Center. Retrieved from https://www.simon.com/mall/opry-mills/about..