1 - 6390 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C.
Phone: 604 270 9599
Staples on Cook and No.3 Road is located in a busy little strip mall, directly across from Richmond Centre Mall. Accessing the handicap parking can be challenging, as the spot directly in front of the main entrance is very awkwardly positioned and quite small. Consequently, people parking in this spot who hope to get in and out of their vehicle, especially those in wheelchairs like myself, will need to really hug the curb and park on the ramp in order to leave enough space for transfers. There is another handicap parking spot on the North side of the building in front of a small deli. A covered throughway leads to the Staples main entrance. This spot allows a lot more space for transfers; however, itís on a slight downward slope, so make sure your wheelchair brakes are working properly. Sidewalks are smooth and level. An automatic-motion sensor door with plenty of clearance and a level threshold leads into the store.
Inside Staples, there may be some obstacles for persons using mobility assistive devices. The last time I visited, there were obstacles blocking many isles, and some products were out of reach. There is plenty of space at the checkout counters for wheelchairs or scooters. Counters are about 3 ?feet high. Signage is in a large bold font, with strong colour contrast (black on white). Staples is located along wheelchair accessible bus routes and seconds from bus stops.