Ensuring our services are equally accessible to all of our clients is a priority to everyone at Bink's. While we acknowledge that there are still improvements to be made in our studio concerning accessibility, we want to provide an honest breakdown of what the studio is currently like.
If there’s anything that isn't represented here that you’d like to know, we encourage you to reach out! We view creating an accessible space as an ongoing effort and welcome input from our community.
Entering the Studio
Our building is elevated 2.5 feet from the ground. Our front entrance (facing the street) requires 4 steps to reach the door to the lobby.
We also have a side entrance (facing the parking lot) with a 4-foot-wide ramp, reachable by crossing the sidewalk or gravel parking lot and a patch of grass.
Both exterior doorways are 3 feet wide. Neither entrance has an automatic operator, but our staff is available to open the door for you when necessary.
We have 3 private procedure rooms, each with 32-34 inch wide doorways. Doors to the procedure rooms remain open unless in use. Services are typically provided with the client laying down, and head & foot rests are available on all piercing tables.
You can always request a specific procedure room when booking your appointment or upon arrival.
Our most accessible piercing table is located in this room - it has a weight limit of 600 lbs and can be lowered to 19 inches. Sunset has two entrances, each with 32” wide doorways. This room can be accessed from the main lobby as well as the outside ramp; to reach Sunset from the exterior side door, there is a 1.5” lip that you have to pass over.
The piercing table in Woodpecker has a weight limit of 350 lbs and sits 32” from the floor with an 11” high step. This room is located a short distance from the main lobby and has a 34” doorway.
We aren’t positive of the weight limit for the piercing table in Oak - it’s an older model that we’ve been looking to replace. It sits 27” from the floor and has a 2” step that we can slide out if necessary but typically leave pushed in. This room is located a short distance from the main lobby and has a 32” doorway.
Our main client restroom is located across the hallway leading from the lobby/front entrance. The doorway is 27" wide with a 1/2" lip. With the door closed, there is 1 foot of clearance beside the toilet & 3 feet of clearance in front. The handwashing sink sits 3.5 feet from the ground. The door to this bathroom opens inwards.
We also have a secondary bathroom located near the side entrance with a 36" wide doorway. With the door closed, there is 2 feet of clearance beside the toilet & 4 feet of clearance in front. The handwashing sink sits 2.5 feet from the ground. The door to this bathroom opens outwards. If you would prefer to use this restroom, our staff is available to give directions.
There are currently no grab bars in either restroom.
Our counter staff Cindy is bilingual and able to assist with Spanish language interpreting.
At this time, Cindy is typically available Mondays & Wednesdays from 10am-6pm and Fridays from 10am-3pm.
Auditory & Visual
Our staff members are willing to remove masks to assist with lip reading and/or communicate via text. Currently, none of our staff members are fluent in ASL.
Our consent forms are all digital and completed with either the use of our iPad or your smartphone, meaning VoiceOver and other screen readers are compatible. Our staff is able to verbally express shapes, colors, and sizes when assisting with jewelry selection.
Sensory & Allergen
Our studio is well-lit and free of tripping hazards.
Ambient noise and smells are minimal throughout the studio. No background music is played, and often the only sounds other than conversation are our HEPA air purifiers.
We don’t typically use fragrances throughout the studio, but our cleaning products may leave behind a mild scent.
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