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[Accessible Parking] Can you park a bit nicer please?

The incident took place on an accessible parking at Airport Rail Link (ARL) Hua Mak station. The white car was mine, parking on it since early morning. As you see, I tried to park on the left side as close as possible to allow free space. When I returned back to my car, I found this terrible scene. The red car parked too close that I couldn’t get in! An officer confirmed that the driver was an elderly. This is not the first time. I remember this car behave like this quite often previously. I wish I could meet and …

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[Case closed] “Is that delivery man disabled?”

Timeline: 1. After we released the first post, within 7 hours, Kerry Express Thailand contacted me to ask for more detail about the incident. They went back to investigate and issue a warning notice to the misbehaved driver. 2. I requested that Kerry should come up with preventive measurements to minimize this kind of problem from happening again in the future. 3. The driver himself called me personally and we exchanged some discussion. This is what I really want, “to have a talk together”. He confessed his wrongdoing and admitted guilt. It’s the first time in his life to park …

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“When your physical body changes, your whole world changes”. –Special lecture on Inclusive Design at DBTM, Thammasat University.

This was some of my talk for students that touched me heartfully during my special lecture on Inclusive Design at DBTM, Thammasat University. During the lecture, We did an experiment illustrating that what would it look, and feel, like to be a disabled. All students were required to perform like in a particular kind of disability such as being blinded and being on wheelchair.

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A footpath problem at the opposite Wat Phta Sri Mahathat. To build a great city for all, we first must begin with a small simple step.

I already posted the problem at this area on my previous post and asked for your opinions. Now, I would like to give a piece of my thoughts. 1. The footpath is so inclined, too inclined even for normal pedestrian to walk. 2. The electric pole is placed at the centre of the footpath, seriously? 3. The footpath is too narrow with other obstacles.

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Giving an interview and advice to undergraduates of Faculty of Communication Arts from Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon

26 September 2020 At Victory Monument, I brought these young students to the ground to give an interview about the rights and equality in getting access. I also provided personal advice from my firsthand experiences. These youths, I admitted, were heavily vibrant and full of creativity. What a fantastic day.

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The amazing slope at Amnesty Media Award 2019’s stage. We make a change in your heart.

Last year marked quite a busy year as I was invited frequently to deliver speech talks. Any visiting events were built in complete regard to satisfy full accessibility. I give you one ample example at Amnesty Media Award as the followings below: – The slope at the front stage, signifying the highest honour I called this flash arousal ‘privilege’. You know what this, locating at the forefront, is so important. Why? Traditionally, a slope was often located at the backstage or at a hidden place somewhere else far away. Or another popular example, having two (publicly) brand-new elevators with one …

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The accessible parking at Makro Srinakarin is exceptionally built with strict management.

I often dropped myself to shop at neighboring Makro Srinakarin, a major hypermarket in Thailand. I found its accessible parking was built with accurate engineering standard. The security officers also always kept an eyes on it to protect the rights of PWDs. The supporting elements like signboard was big and outstanding enough to detect. Big thanks to the Makro Srinakarin management team.  

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The law of accessible parking must be redefined

One pothole for accessible parking is that there is yet “legal punishment” to legally penalize the wrongdoers. It just stated ‘who’ is eligible to park on. I always address this issue that if you want to dissolve this problem completely, we must holistically cover it in every aspects; supporting, encouraging, and punishing. I give you one small, obvious example of “No-Smoking-on-public” law.

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[Restroom Test] at MRT Rama 9 Station

13 August 2020 I did a restroom test at MRT Rama 9 subway station, and found some concerns that I had to address to the general public as the followings: 1. The accessible restroom has only 1 unit while the typical restroom has so many. 2. The typical restroom is easy to get access, people just walk into it. 3. Previously, the accessible restroom is often misused by ineligible people. So now it’s always locked, making the most affected person belongs to the PWDs. 4. PWDs is like everyone. They are human with flesh and blood, and must poo when …

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[Airport Rail Link] – The provision of steel ramp service is available at all stations, Just ask officer if you need it.

Last Tuesday was my first field survey after long Bangkok’s lockdown. Some of ARL officers still remember me. We exchanged warm greeting happily. Every trip of mine is the investigation in itself. This time I took ARL service from Huamark to Makkasan station. They provided me a wheelchair ramp in getting access with warm service mind and professional hospitality. I highly satisfied. Note: You can ask officer at anytime when you need a wheelchair ramp service. They’re well-trained and more than happy to assist you.

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