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Make the IKEA shopping experience accessible for people with disabilities

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I am a person with a physical disability who uses a cane to get around in public. When I am shopping, I typically use one of the complimentary electric carts available to customers at most stores. The only store where I shop that does not provide customers with an independent means to shop their store is IKEA.

IKEA stores are huge. These sprawling stores easily take up the length of a football field. For the considerable size of IKEA, having a few electric powered carts with baskets on them would not only make it easier for customers like me to get around, they would also increase their business by giving people with disabilities a way to comfortably shop.

IKEA does provide manual wheelchairs, but they are hardly an accommodation. The manual wheelchairs have no shopping basket or cart attached. So I either have to push myself and only be able to carry a couple items on my lap, or be forced to walk the store and end up bedridden and in pain the next day.

Shopping might be a chore, but shopping at IKEA shouldn’t be a chore for people with disabilities.

Please join me in asking IKEA to provide customers with electric carts and an independent means of visiting their stores. It’s a win-win for IKEA and its customers!

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