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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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The Accessible Parking: Who can legally park? (Regarding to The Law & Regulation)

The misuse of the accessible parking has been a prevalent, and long-instilled, problem in our society. This is obviously an act that’s against the law and in total disregard for the need. Knowing the limit of one’s rights as a citizen, thus, is crucial than ever. So today I’d like to share with you some quick take-away facts, compressed from pages of law papers. I took it from the section about the legal requirements, in 2005, it said there are 3 groups of people that can legally park on the accessible parking

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Heartless insurance

In the situation where people around the world have been fighting with the Coronavirus, people feel insecure. So, they have to find something to insure their life. It might be easy for all of you to do the insurance but not for people with disabilities. I have been hearing about Coronavirus insurance denied people with disabilities to do the insurance for a while but didn’t have a chance to deal with.

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The prosecution of Imperial World Sam-rong

The Imperial World Sam-rong shopping mall is adjacent to Sam-rong station, BTS Green Line, having a skywalk connected to the building. Though, connection point is inaccessible due to 3 stair steps. Last year before the rail opening, we already made a field survey and reported some accessibility problems to governmental agency and all related parties. (Link: https://www.accessibilityisfreedom.org/en/meeting-with-dep-of-pwds-regarding-accessible-facilities-on-bts-green-line/) On the meeting day, the mall’s representative appeared to the event, acknowledging and promising to address the problem promptly. One year later, we recently made a field survey again and miserably found that the problem still existed like before. What this mall will be …

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T4A in co-operation with the PWDs associations is suing the Bangkok City Hall for 1,436 ML THB for failed to complete the installation of elevators and accessible facilities at the BTS.

9 May 2018 A group of PWDs activist, Transportation For All (T4A), is gathering with other groups of PWDs networks to proceed prosecuting Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) for failure to completely install all BTS elevators and infrastructure. This inability to comply is against the order from the Supreme Court which had issued the mandate previously. The group also claimed that the incidence has terribly costed the estimated damage of 1,436 million Baht.

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PWDs dual class action suits filed, challenging the New York City subway system’s Illegal discrimination against wheelchair users and others

New York City subway there’re still 350 stations in-accessible left totally 80% stations are unusable by people who can’t traverse stairs. And 25 stations got the elevators but recently remain as ‘out of service’

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