Restroom Finder Apps for Everyone
So many people living with chronic illness know the struggle of finding public restrooms (not that it’s easy for anybody!)
In Canada, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada has taken things a step further. They’ve launched an innovative project called the GoHere Washroom Access Program, which works in three ways: outreach to businesses and public spaces to expand restroom access; an app that’s regularly updated with restroom locations; and an ID card designed to address any challenges raised to people requiring restroom access.
I’d love to see the various US bowel disease and urinary disease organizations work together to do outreach to more businesses and public spaces to highlight the importance of restroom access, particularly for people living with illnesses that affect their continence. The ID card bit I would want to skip, though.
Let me know about restroom access apps and initiatives in other countries, and I’ll add them to this post!