It is a challenge during the holiday season to overcome barriers because of disability. A lot of holiday festivities are held in private homes of family and friends. This can present an obstacle because many people’s homes are not accessible. I know in some cases the person with a disability prefers to host the festive gatherings because their home is adequately setup for their needs.
My advice about attending holiday gatherings of people’s homes is, to know what you’re getting yourself into. If you’ve been to this house before chances are you know what to expect in terms of accessibility. If not, it would be appropriate to ask some questions. Like such as, how many stairs to get into the house? Is there a bathroom on the main floor? And perhaps, anything else that may be relevant to your personal situation.
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