In the latest episode of the Sprudge coffee podcast The Coffee Sprudgecast we invite you to listen to the entire learning session “Thoughtful Cafe Design” from the latest Crush the Rush stop in San Francisco, presented by Sprudge. It’s a panel moderated by Sprudgie Award-winning entrepreneur and activist Umeko Motoyoshi, featuring disability rights activist Alice Wong (Disability Visibility) and entrepreneur Nabeel Silmi (Grand Coffee).
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Motoyoshi, Wong, and Silmi talk about what makes a cafe’s design thoughtful in terms of both inclusivity and accessibility. Alice Wong, a resident of San Francisco’s Mission District, talks about navigating cafe spaces as someone in a wheelchair, from the pitfalls of closed doors without automated openers, to iPads attached to out-of-reach counters, to ADA bathrooms that serve as cafe storage rather than their intended use. Nabeel Silmi, the founder of Grand Coffee in the Mission District, talks about creating a cafe environemnt that’s welcoming to everyone in his neighborhood.
A readable transcript of this podcast will be available soon!
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