Wheelchair access

I wonder which category this belongs in?
Life in a wheelchair certainly makes you notice steps, narrow pathways, and steepnesses around the city ... make that the world! (Not to mention that wheelchair loos are often few and far between.)
Maybe I'm just a spoilt babyboomer, who wants open access everywhere just like before the wheelie thing. But I also think that accessibility creates good design for everyone, including kids, mums with prams, and anyone a bit wobbly on their feet.
And hands up who hasn't been so drunk they battered and bruised themselves falling up/down stairs!

Last reply: 13th Nov 2011 / 3 replies / Post by Hillicent

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Posted by: anna
Posted: 28th Mar 2011

anna says: I often think of how the wheelchair bound people, also prams, motorised vehicles & push thingos get by. We take it for granted that as single aisle one can get through, but any wider it is limited at times. I thought that loos had to have a disabled one now, if you find otherwise, pls complain to the powers that be in that area. You are not asking too much just speaking for all others in this situation. Access should be a priority when planning any area. Reply


Posted by: NEEDA
Posted: 8th Aug 2011

NEEDA says: I'm happy to know that there are a lot of wheelchair access around now ,unlike some years back, even hotels have wheelchair friendly accomodations nowadays and it really help people get on with their everyday things easily not only for the disabled but everyone in particular. Businesses should really think about putting wheelchair access seriously and prioritized them as well. Reply


Posted by: rachaelc
Posted: 13th Nov 2011

rachaelc says: I didn't realise how wheelchair-unfriendly Sydney is until I ventured out with my first child in a pram without the car. Railway stations (both getting on and off trains, and also stations with no lift or ramp), narrow aisles, offices/retail with doors that are difficult to open with one hand, dirty public toilet/changerooms. Not a good reflection on us as a society. Reply

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