Title

Mobility Access in the Clothing Section of the Federal Way, WA, Wal-Mart Supercenter

Document Type

Poster

Event Website

https://source2022.sched.com/

Start Date

16-5-2022

End Date

16-5-2022

Keywords

Barrier-Free Environment, Mobility Issues, Wal-Mart, Public Buildings, Diversity

Abstract

I will be conducting an observatory study at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 34520 16th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003. Shopping in the clothing section can be challenging for people with mobility issues because the clothing racks and displays may be crowded. This is especially important when people need to use assistive devices like motorized carts and walkers or are caring for children in strollers. It is important that people with mobility issues have barrier-free access to all public spaces, such as shopping for clothing. To determine whether Wal-Mart Supercenter in Federal Way, WA has a barrier free, accessible clothing department I visited the store to gather quantitative and qualitative data based on universal design guidelines and ADA standards. I considered various assistive devices, such as motorized carts and walkers. Recommendations for spatial arrangement are made based on the findings. Does the Wal-Mart in Federal Way, WA, meet the ADA standards and universal design guidelines?

Faculty Mentor(s)

Naomi Jeffrey Petersen

Department/Program

Sociology

Additional Mentoring Department

Accessibility Studies

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Mobility Access in the Clothing Section of the Federal Way, WA, Wal-Mart Supercenter

I will be conducting an observatory study at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 34520 16th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003. Shopping in the clothing section can be challenging for people with mobility issues because the clothing racks and displays may be crowded. This is especially important when people need to use assistive devices like motorized carts and walkers or are caring for children in strollers. It is important that people with mobility issues have barrier-free access to all public spaces, such as shopping for clothing. To determine whether Wal-Mart Supercenter in Federal Way, WA has a barrier free, accessible clothing department I visited the store to gather quantitative and qualitative data based on universal design guidelines and ADA standards. I considered various assistive devices, such as motorized carts and walkers. Recommendations for spatial arrangement are made based on the findings. Does the Wal-Mart in Federal Way, WA, meet the ADA standards and universal design guidelines?

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2022/COTS/18