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The power of change, an impressive progress from Korat super cool!!

Thailand’s public transportations is currently flourishing throughout the country, not just Bangkok. More than 5 years I and our strong networks have engaged in countless projects for more equitable accessibility. For part of the Accessibility Is Freedom, we run with our own limited money, so its impact might be modest. Days ago I got news that there would be a general meeting to gain public opinion in regard to the Light Rail Transit in Korat. Oh boy, this news drove me crazy. I really wanted to attend, but I just can’t make it due to my financial and time. However, …

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The Disabilities Thailand, Transportation For All (T4A) and Accessibility Is Freedom attended a meeting with Department of Rail Transport (DRT) in regard to the solution of inclusive accessibility.

The meeting altogether was our very first time. It’s good to get to know each other. We did inform everyone of a big picture in regard to the ongoing accessibility problems. The Director, Deputy Director, and all members of the DRT were such a group of active guys. Everyone actively participated during the discussion, provided informative insight, and showed a willingness to solve the problems accordingly to the regulations and inclusiveness. This integral meeting with several parties was far from surprising. Our groups of PWDs have always engaged with the government. The DRT’s current team was indeed the former team …

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Participating in a meeting to address the importance of public transportation for all

The Accessibility Is Freedom and Transportation for All (T4A) have been encouraging to bring up the issue of public transport for all to the spotlight. Recently, we had a wonderful opportunity to have the first meeting with the Department of Rail Transport in order to highlight the issues. It’s a general first meeting in an attempt to share insights and information. The participants in the meeting consist of diverse people from various groups including contractor, rail service provider, PWDs representative, and many related parties. From a holistic point of view, this is a good starting point.

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Court Hearing at Civil Court, Ratchada. A long journey of Accessibility and Justice. Will you go with us?

The case could be dated back to 2007 when a group of PWDs sued BTS for their lack of accessibility, by law. Until now that the Supreme Court delivered decision that BTS must successfully and completely provide elevators, and other necessary accessibilities, at its 23 stations within 1 year (due 20 January 2016.) But, BTS failed to make it completely during the timeframe

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Taking new friends for a new ride and shopping (African Training 2017, DPI-Japan, JICA)

DPI APAs AccessibilityIsFreedom, is a member of Transportation For All (T4A https://www.facebook.com/Transportation4all/), has a wonderful opportunity to get involvement in collaboration with DPIAP in a magnificent project called, African Training 2017. Our job is to provide information of Bangkok’s transportation accessibilities. We will work together for two days. Today is the first day and our team took them to have a ride at BTS and MRT, a major sky train and subway system in Bangkok, to test their functionality and accessibility.

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Congratulation to School of Communications Art students, Rang-sit University, who successfully held a seminar on a topic of ‘When Bangkok Metro Train is opportunity. How could we make it accessible for everyone?’

It all began when the students contacted me via this FB Page and asked some information and insight for conducting their university project, assigned by their lecturer. Fortunately, the lecturer was already part of our Transportations for All (T4A) community. When we got to know what was going on, the coordination went beyond smoothly. Personally, I always give priority for educational purpose. When some educational institutions contacted me to give a talk to their students, I would accept it most of the time. Anyway, before I jump into it, I would screen whether the students showed their motivation for learning, …

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Ride The train, go suing Bangkok Gov at the Civil Court.

Accessibility Is FreedomAs we are represented to be a coordinator as well as a group of social activists who has monitored, now mainly, the construction of BTS’s disabled elevator for a year. Today we are heading to the Bangkok’s Civil Court to address this late non-fixed issue of the elevator. We are proud to give vital contribution as a supporter and to tell our society the cold fact. We perceive this, and oncoming, problems through the lens of possibility and are willing to take on just about anything that comes along the way. Some of our projects and campaigns might …

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