Day Five: June 25 at the Yosemite National Park (2/2)


Easy access sign.

觀景區的說明排隊輪椅使用這而言沒問題,但是卻無法提供視覺障礙者任何資訊,有些可惜。

It could be the Swinging Bridge, I am not sure. I love this smooth path design, no elevation change, no steep slope and no steps, easy for everyone to walk on including wheelchair users.


This wooden trail is really catching my eyes. We didn’t try it at the first time.

我一直對木棧道或健行步道非常有興趣。看到這個木棧道讓心動不已。我非試它一次不可,所以我一定要再來一次。

We get in the Sentinel Beach by accident. Nearly without any design, picnic tables under trees everywhere, few big rocks dividing car parks. Wheelchair users may not go everywhere, but no problem to go to restroom, river side, some tables and parking spaces.


The Sentinel Beach.

The Sentinel Beach的停車場和野餐設施就散布在樹林中。在自然地勢的限制下並非所有的野餐設施都是輪椅使用者可及的,但是對我而言,部分可及就夠了。其他如廁所,水源和水邊也都有可及管道。

After making circles and visiting few places, we decided to come back again. We departed from the park before dark. Big Oak Flat Road leading us toward Highway 120 West, we headed to James Town, end up we stayed the Miner’s Motel at Sonora, California. The motel room cost us $152 for two nights. Before we settled down, we had to do some shopping. At the mall, I found a very special ATM, a drive up ATM. At the near by, I also found a mail box, one can drop off mails without get off car. These two facilities I have seen before, when I studied in New York State many years ago.


A drive up ATM.

可及性的生活需要多方面的配合與努力才可能做到。第一次使用不用下車就可以存提錢的ATM和不用下車就可以寄信的郵筒是在20年前,當時就已經感動不已。後來去阿斯加探險時也在加拿大的北邊城市發現,突然感覺到身為殘障者不需要感到太絕望。生活上的可及性設施可以讓殘障症狀消失,所以造成殘障感的不是殘障本身,而是殘障的環境。我們身為景觀師的應該加油多設計一些有意義的設施,千萬不要再製造殘障設施了。


A drive up mail box.