Today I went to the dentists for a check up. Getting in and out of elevators and doors is especially difficult for my mom and I because we both use mobility devices. As we attempted to get out of the elevator, the door began to close on me. I didn’t have the strength to keep it it from closing and yelled for someone to help me. None of the seven people in the hall moved. Thankfully, my mom came to my rescue but this incident but a damper on my belief in humanity.
Has something like this ever happened to you? How did you manage to get over it?
There is definitely a need for elevator improvement and some I have seen are downright dangerous. There needs to be a button or something to let it know the person will need a little more time. Also when doors start to close they MUST have a good working sensor to reopen if someone is in the way. This is a big issue.
Rameshan, pitting ourselves could only worsen the situation. Although we disabled folks are the victims of these rude acts, it is clearly the able-bodied people’s problem. All we can do is to try to teach people be kind and considerate and hope that that message is received.
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