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We’re Baaaaaaaaaaaaack!

After a tiny hiatus, Legless is back and better than ever. With a revamped site and extra content, we hope that we can provide the best access guide to Dublin for you.

I, Louise, will continue to review every new place that I visit as well as giving you reviews of music festivals and different countries that I visit and features about life in a wheelchair but we’ve added a Guest Contributors feature so that people from anywhere in the world can write a post from their point of view.

Legless will now be easier to navigate on your phone, your iPad, your laptop and however else you’re finding us.

With summer just around the corner, there will be an influx of music festival previews, reviews and, I’m sure, some features on what festivals got right and what they got wrong with access. I’ve been speaking with a couple of festivals already this year and we’re hoping to make access at festivals a priority and a talking point.

I will be visiting more restaurants in and around Dublin and giving you the full low-down on everything that they have to offer from the starters to the drinks to the size of their bathroom door.

Legless will continue to provide a realistic take on life in a wheelchair but will remain as positive as possible. Our reviews will highlight what businesses and designers got right and wrong with their access so that others can learn and know what to do when a customer in a wheelchair comes along.

Access is a learning curve and while some places get it utterly, utterly wrong, I am always impressed by the businesses that reach out and want to know how they can help. In Dublin in particular, many places are restricted by building regulations if their building is a listed or protected building. This regulation mostly effects the older buildings in the city centre that are used for educational, cultural, tourist and commercial purposes and they can be quite difficult to make accessible.

However, when we come across obstacles, we will find ways around them. If there isn’t a wheelchair bathroom in one place, we will point out the closest wheelchair bathroom in the area. If there’s no lift, we will let you know if the staff are happy to help you up the stairs or to be your own personal shopper. Just because some designer got it wrong back in the day, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be punished.

So. Here we are. Back in action and ready to roll.

We’re still on Facebook and we’re still on Twitter but all the best bits will be here!

Please let me know what you want to see on Legless and where you want us to go. You can leave comments below or email us on hello@leglessindublin.com.

We are bloody ready for you.

 

 

About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

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