Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to make street corners more accessible
Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these
You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and
external costs and here’s how.
Take it from me! I have been an accessibility awareness consultant and
advisor since 1998 and I continue to help companies to increase their
revenues, reduce their costs, and reach hidden consumer markets!
For this month, this topic is one where you can achieve the above by being
your very own consultant and helping others to follow you. So here are a
few tips to get you going.
The street corner should not be crowded and if you are lucky to have a
business place at a street corner then you need to make full use of your
location. Make sure that your facilities are easy to find and enter.
The necessary ramps, signs, and ease of entry.
Make sure that your door is easy to find; paint it in bright colors.
Make your signs easy to read and do your best to have a clear path to your
You need to remember that the consumers of tomorrow; your bread and butter
consumers, are going to be seniors and persons with disabilities and also
remember that when you accommodate these consumers you are also going to
bring benefits to such persons as mom with strollers, persons in a hurry to
buy what you are selling, and persons curious to see what you are offering.
So take these tips and help yourself to more revenue and lower costs.
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