Walmart Supercenter Charlottesville

Results from VisitAble's Accessibility Test

Section

Parking

Description of Section

This includes the number of accessible spaces, the distance of the accessible spaces from the accessible entrance, and the accessibility of the path from the accessible spaces to the sidewalk that the entrance is on (includes curb ramps).

Score on Section

100.00%

Justification of Score

  • There are 13 accessible parking spaces which are all less than 100 feet away from an accessible entrance

  • Two of the accessible parking spots have enough room in the back of the spot where a customer could safely exit their car from the trunk

  • The pathway to get on the sidewalk from the accessible parking spaces has a very wide walkway and a curb ramp with almost no incline as well as slip-resistant material

Section

Entrance

Description of Section

This includes how easy it is to find the accessible entrance, steps/ramps/pathways from the curb ramp/sidewalk to the door, width of entrance door, lip under the entrance door, presence of automatic door openers, reachability of the door handle, and the weight of the door.

Score on Section

95.83%

Justification of Score

  • There are two entrances which both have two sets of automatic doors that work to get both in and out of the establishment

  • The doors are wide enough and the lips underneath the doors are not hard to navigate over

  • The path is neither bumpy nor inclined getting to the door once getting on the sidewalk past the curb ramp’s slip-resistant material

Section

Water/ Refreshments/ Samples

Description of Section

This includes the accessibility of water fountains/drinking coolers (height off the ground & space around), the reachability of complimentary water/refreshments/samples, and whether or not employees get and transport complimentary water/refreshments/samples for you.

Score on Section

100.00%

Justification of Score

  • There is at least one water fountain near the bathrooms at the front of the store which is at an accessible height with leg/foot room

Section

Product

Description of Section

This includes the reachability of products that the location sells, the weight of the products the location sells, and the methods available for carrying around products.

Score on Section

42.86%

Justification of Score

  • Some products are hard to reach and/or heavy

  • The establishment is a little too big for employees to be checking up on you while you shop, however there should be one close by that you could ask for help reaching, carrying, or getting something

  • To carry around products, this establishment provides electronic shopping carts and regular wheelchairs with baskets attached to them

Section

Pathway

Description of Section

This includes accessibility of lifts/ramps/elevators, signage to find accessibility features, widths of pathways, cleanliness of pathways, how steep pathways are, presence of inaccessible areas, and the weight/lip/height of handles & knobs of doors not covered by other sections.

Score on Section

91.11%

Justification of Score

  • Almost all pathways are at least 3 feet wide, with the exception of the pathway to get to the electronic shopping carts that are charging in the Grocery & Pharmacy entrance, where the pathway is restricted by regular carts

  • Additionally, if the establishment is restocking the shelves, some aisles might not have a clear 3 foot wide path due to boxes and carts being in the way

  • There are many benches around the store and all areas of the store are less than 200 feet away from a bench

Section

Fitting Room

Description of Section

This includes the dimensions of benches in the fitting rooms, how much weight the benches can support in the fitting rooms, the spaciousness of the fitting rooms, the presence of hooks at an accessible height, the weights of the fittings rooms' doors, the height of the fitting room door handles off the floor, the presence of full length mirrors, and the presence of grab bars in the fitting rooms around the benches.

Score on Section

100.00%

Justification of Score

  • There are 3 fitting rooms in the clothing area, where one of which is labeled as accessible and is very spacious

  • There is a bench in the accessible fitting room that is able to support at least 250 pounds, 17-19 inches off the floor, at least 42 inches long, between 20-24 inches wide, and against the wall

  • There are 2 hooks at accessible heights in the accessible fitting room

  • The door to the accessible fitting room is not too heavy and has a handle at an accessible height off the floor

  • There is a full length mirror in the accessible fitting room as well as a grab bar next to the bench

Section

Point of Sale

Description of Section

This includes the height of the counters where customers pay at, the reachability of everything at the point of sale counters, the presence of a removable tablet/card reader, and if customers are offered bags with handles.

Score on Section

77.78%

Justification of Score

  • The point of sale counters are at good heights throughout the establishment, especially in the Vision Center, Pharmacy, and Pickup area

  • The card readers in the main point of sale area where you pay for your groceries are not at accessible heights- while the card readers/screens might be reachable for some customers (more unreachable in the self-checkout area), the screens and card readers are a little too high to see the screen and all the buttons

  • There are bags with handles

Section

Bathroom

Description of Section

This includes bathrooms being labeled as accessible, the width of bathroom and accessible stall doors, location of doors, height of door openers off the floor, weight of doors, presence of appropriate grab bars, the ability for a customer using a wheelchair to completely turn around in the bathroom/accessible stall, the height of the flush controls off the floor, the reachability of the sink/toilet paper/soap/drying equipment/lights, and the height of mirrors off the floor.

Score on Section

91.67%

Justification of Score

  • The accessible stalls and the bathrooms are spacious and the accessible stalls have the appropriate grab bars

  • The toilet paper is 9-15 inches away from the fronts of the toilets

  • The sinks, mirrors, and drying equipment are at accessible heights, but the soap could be considered hard to reach as it is at the back of the sinks

  • There are no bathroom doors and the accessible stall doors are not heavy

Section

Amenities

Description of Section

This includes the presence of accessibility features to make this establishment go above and beyond the accessibility of other establishments of the same type.

Score on Section

31.34%

Justification of Score

  • This establishment has electronic shopping carts and regular wheelchairs with baskets attached to them

  • There are hooks on the back of the accessible stall doors in the bathrooms

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