Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

9811 Seaport Place
Sidney, British Columbia Canada

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All perspectives 4.6 Mobility perspective 4.6
Better than average access

4.6 (out of 5)
Better than average access
Reviewed by: Brian Losie
Date: Sep 24, 2013
5 (out of 5) Excellent access
All doors for public are accessible; Entry door(s) wide enough for wheelchair; Power operated doors; Level pathway; Covered entrance; Clear signage.
Venue Pathway
4 (out of 5) Better than average access
Clear aisles which accommodate the width of a wheelchair; Able to move and turn around in halls and/or between tables; No protruding objects; Low counter at cashier.
Main Function
5 (out of 5) Excellent access
All areas, aspects and features of the venue’s main function are accessible; For example: all tables in a restaurant are accessible and for a hotel all rooms are accessible.
5 (out of 5) Excellent access
Separate unisex (family) washroom; Screen walls instead of doors or power operated doors; No barriers or obstacles to sinks or toilets; three grab bars at each toilet; Easy open or power operated door(s); Accessible sink and accessories; No stored items inside washroom (e.g.: janitor supplies); Emergency call button in case of fall or help needed.
Customer Service
4 (out of 5) Better than average
Asks before assisting; Speaks directly to customers with a disability (not to their companion); Pro-actively tries to make customer comfortable.
Final score: 4.6 (out of 5) - Better than average access

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Last edited: Thursday, August 8, 2013