Jern-jern is a young PWD with muscular weakness (ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Still fresh from university, she has been working for 2 years. Her office is at Ratchada (read as Rat-cha-da) area, adjacent to her place in about 300-meter wheeling distance.
Along the way on sidewalk, she has to encounter with a shit called ‘S-Guard’. It’s a traffic-calming invention built to prevent motorists driving on sidewalk.
The S-Guard can’t do the job, preventing motorists but blocking Jern-jern.
She has no choice but to get down on the road and find her own way out. And we all know that the Rat-cha-da road is massive with cars driving so damn fast.
She has to experience this round trip EVERY DAY! Worse, she said there are regular wheelchair users who go through the path, and must experience the same with her!
What a wonderful life to hear, isn’t it?
Look, this is what PWDs in Thailand must experience in daily life, both physically and mentally.
I know deeply that most disabled are ambitious enough to thrive and overcome their own physical weaknesses. But we as a society must never ever build a prison that forces them to stay in there forever.
This story deeply touches myself.
Please help spread this so the solutions would be made, and misery released.
As I always said ‘Accessibility Is Freedom‘