Richmond is served by an awesome group of medical folks, of that there’s no question. However, where they operated from was a rental facility, owned and operated by a commercial venture, who decided on what’s available strictly on cost. The facility was “accessible”, but it met the minimum of access, but it wasn’t
|This is where the doctors were before, as tenants in a building owned by not-doctors|
|The entrance, up with two steps. Inside the front door was another rise, up four steps.|
|This is the view of the path, including the hill. In order to avoid the 4 stairs, I was required to go through the door, up the path, and ring a doorbell. I entered through the print-closet, with the printer and papers.|
|This is the pharmacy. Technically it's accessible, but while the door was powered, it opened and I was required to immediately turn 90 degrees to my right. Then, press a door-opener for the second door, that opened inwards.|
Two years ago they began construction on a new facility, that would be both owned, and operated by, the medical facility. And, not only would it be fully-accessible, but the drug store would also move in! It opened 8 months ago, it’s awesome, because they are!
|The building is where it is, and it's entirely theirs|
|Not only is it accessible for me to walk in, but I can DRIVE in!
This is the doctor's offices.
|Not only can I get in to see my doctor, but also to the drug store!|
Disabilities, in general, are being noticed more, and solutions are being put forward. This new building solves two significant challenges, in a magnificent way.