quote:Originally posted by Bishops Finger: Shame on them (the taxi drivers, that is).My problem is that I don't look disabled, but I do find it difficult to stand for anything more than a few minutes without feeling that I might Topple Over. Accordingly, I find it necessary sometimes to ask younger (and hopefully - but not necessarily - more able) people to give up their seat for me on the Bus or Train. So far (touch wood, and whistle), there's been no hassle, and folk have been quite OK with allowing A Poor Old Man to sit gratefully down.It may be that I shall have to use a wheelchair in the not-too-distant-future, so I await with interest the reaction that will bring. At least, our local Buses are mostly wheelchair-friendly now!IJ
quote:Originally posted by Leorning Cniht: When I was trying to get up and down stairs on the London Underground with a heavy wheely suitcase and a broken collarbone, I was very appreciative of the people who offered help. Yes, I would love you to carry my bag down the stairs - it hurts quite a lot when I do it.
quote:Originally posted by Jengie jon: Galloping GrannySeats and a red phone would be better. A red phone is one you pick up and it dials a single number e.g. the car park people's mobile. Therefore they know there is someone waiting.Jengie
quote:Originally posted by wild haggis:I too have gripes:In some church services people stand for ages singing. I can't. But if I sit down, I can't see the screen with the lyrics.
quote:Originally posted by wild haggis: But if I sit down, I can't see the screen with the lyrics.
quote:Originally posted by Eigon: There's a blog called Of Battered Aspect, by David Hingsburger, who is Canadian and writes about issues to do with disability - he uses a wheelchair, and flies reasonably frequently, so it might be worth having a look to see what problems he encounters in airports.