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Community issues raised at disability event

Created  13th September 2018

The Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN) recently hosted a day of community consultations at their Sydney headquarters in Glebe. Several strong themes emerged at the well-attended event including the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), transport and health provision.

Physical and structural access problems that affect a person’s entire journey were repeatedly raised, from the built environment around train stations being difficult or impossible to navigate, to the lack of accessible buses, particularly those in use by privatised bus transport operators. Construction work around train stations was also cited, as temporary access solutions are often difficult for people with disability to navigate. And several people also reported that train timetables do not allow enough time for staff to provide assistance to wheelchair users to board and disembark.

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Author: Kymberly Martin

Dated: September 5, 2018

Website: freedom2live


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