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    New San Francisco Access Guide (Free)

    New Edition Of Free Guide For Travelers With Disabilities Now Available

    Access Northern California (ANC) has issued the second edition of "Access San Francisco." This free publication provides essential information for anyone planning an accessible trip to San Francisco.

    The 32-page guide offers detailed access information on more than 150 San Francisco hotels, restaurants, museums, attractions, shopping centers, recreation, public transportation and service providers. In addition to being the newest guide to San Francisco for people with disabilities it is also unique in that all of the listings were personally inspected by an ANC access specialist for features such as accessible entries, parking, guestrooms, bathrooms and roll-in showers.

    Listings are peppered with frank assessments such as "Path of travel from the street to the entrance is rough paving" and "The ramp at the entry is indoor and carpeted, there is a tight corner at the top to get into the dining area."

    "Access information is often inaccurate, unreliable and hard to come by, making it difficult for people with disabilities to travel," said Bonnie Lewkowicz, director of Access Northern California. "ANC's approach of
    surveying each site ensures accuracy and makes this guide an invaluable tool." Access Northern California is a Berkeley-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote accessible travel and outdoor recreation in Northern California.

    ANC founder and "Access" author Bonnie Lewkowicz, is currently working on a "How To" manual that will make it easy for others to create their own access guides. It's her hope that other communities will follow San Francisco's example and be as welcoming to their visitors with disabilities. The information contained in this guide as well as other Northern California destinations is available on the ANC website at .

    This publication was made possible by contributions from the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (SFCVB), the San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability and Weaver Publications.

    "Access San Francisco" is available free from the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau at (415) 391-2000, (415) 392-0328 TDD. Large print versions and audiocassettes are also available. Copies are also available at the SFCVB Visitors Information Center located on the lower level of Hallidie Plaza at Market and Powell Streets or by ordering on-line at

    Candy Harrington
    Emerging Horizons

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    Junior Member
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    Sep 2002
    Firebaugh, CA
    Thank you for the post on San Francisco. I love to go there,especially to see the theater. I sent for the accessability booklet and anxiously waiting for its arrival.

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    SF guide


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