Make supermarkets accessible to people with autism and sensory issues

In theory all disabled people have the legal right to reasonable (ie not bankrupting nor dangerous) accommodations, but in reality managers don't care until they're sued. Let's try to do better! Why not do the right thing without having to be forced? I would add to the request for less noise & softer lights, compassion for those with sensitivities. For a few examples, staff and washrooms should be unscented since synthetic fragrance causes so many health issues, also latex allergies should be accommodated by avoiding latex balloons and gloves, and smokers should be kept away from entrances so as to not create a barrier for those who can't breathe smoke. EVERYONE should be able to safely buy groceries, whoever they are and whatever special needs they may have.

Katherine McHughen, Devlin, Canada
3 years ago
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