I am not the most comfortable of people when it comes to sharing aspects of my life online. I have had a personal Facebook account for years but I don’t share a lot of personal things. Many friends don’t even know when my birthday is. I am the person who apologises if someone else steps… Continue reading Discomfort.
If when you arrived at the zoo, for example, you discovered that all their toilets were out of action, I am assuming that you would probably choose to go somewhere else. But what if that place had the same problem? And the next? That is our world. That is the world for hundreds of thousands of children and adults all… Continue reading What would you do?
I don’t do reviews for companies. This is purely my own experience, shared because I think it will help others. If you have a child with autism or sensory processing difficulties you may dread cutting their hair. I am fairly sure that you do it yourself as I have a child with these difficulties so I know all… Continue reading “Calming Clippers”
Whenever I see “Changing Places” written down I am mentally adding the word “toilets”. I dislike the name given to the facilities and the campaign because it doesn’t tell us enough. “Changing Places toilets” are not just a place to change pads. That is one need for some users, but not for all. Just because you… Continue reading Who needs Changing Places?
Do you think that statement would get a faster response than my polite messages expressing that we were not able to use a “disabled toilet”? Because quite often I am scared that we are going to knock the toilet and break it. Powered chairs are sturdy things. Just a small movement of the joystick triggers a big movement of a… Continue reading OOPS! I took out your toilet!
All too often businesses will pull out the argument that they don’t need to improve toilet facilities because they are already “meeting minimum legal standards”. They are, after all, providing a “toilet-with-a-wheelchair-logo-on-the-door”. They don’t see the need to do anything else. Indeed, an Asda store recently won praise for putting another sign on that door to… Continue reading That logo on the door.
I am sure that we all agree that equal access matters. I am sure that we agree that a person should not be treated less favourably due to disability. The Equality Act is clear on this! Yet there is a huge reluctance to move forward and make improvements. We know what is needed. We know… Continue reading The simple way to equality…