What do you look for when you enter a room? I think that changes as your stage in life and your needs change. When I was younger, I don't remember looking for anything specific when I entered a building. My first memory of looking for something specific was after I had children. At first, I was looking for a quiet, private area where I could take them if they needed to eat or nap. While I was potty training, the bathroom became the first thing I looked for. You need to know where it is before someone being potty trained says they need to use it. :)
After the accident, my search became more specific. I needed to know not only where the bathroom is but where the accessible bathroom is (if there is one). By the way, if a bathroom has a disabled sign on the door, please be truly wheelchair accessible. There have been bathrooms I have been in that only need a bar on the wall to make them accessible. Please, just add a bar--especially if you advertise accessibility.
This week, I added another item I look for when I enter a building--power outlets. I always carry my charger with me when I'm out on my power chair. However, it does no good if you don't know where to plug in. So, I find myself scoping out the outlets in every building I enter. Now, I can charge while I wait (if I need to)
What do you look for when you enter a building? Do you look for anything?