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Small Town Accessibility

A recent visit to Kamiah and Kooskia Idaho was a typical trip to a small town in Idaho. One main drag, a respectable cafe, and other necessary businesses for small town life. But how accessible is your small town? A trip to the local library and post office yielded a list of easy improvements that could be made to improve accessibility. For instance, a simple hedge trimmer would improve access to the accessible parking space at the post office. Signage was blocked by overgrown vegetation, something that happens over time. Or something like adding the painted striped access aisle at the library is a low cost ADA improvement. Other things a BluePath Quick Look Survey pointed out are a little more costly to deal with, like a higher than 1/2 inch threshold through a doorway, or narrow doors. Hopefully they can be addressed as funding is available.

How nice it was to stop at a bakery and find out just how accessible it was! From the nearby accessible parking, curb cuts, to the doorway and access inside. Plus a wonderful staff ready to read the menu to you if you need it. Accessible restrooms in an easy to access area complete a wonderful dining experience. So if you are ever in Kamiah Idaho, check out Hearthstone Bakery for a great meal and european style baked goods. No room left after your large meal? Be sure and buy something to take home! You will be glad you did.

If you know an accessible business in your small town, list them on BluePath!