Lauredhel wrote this piece on accessibility in public schools. Read it, because she's right.
At our school today I watched the awkward maneuvers of a child and carer trying to get the kid and his chair up steps and through a too narrow gate. It's an old school, there's no doubt it would take a bit of creative thinking to make it accessible without making a mess of it, but I think that kid alone is worth that creative thinking and some well spent dollars. Of course, he isn't the first and he won't be the last. We either fix the problem, or we're saying that kids, their carers, volunteers and teachers with disabilities don't deserve equal access. We're saying that there's no problem with them being excluded, or having their independence reduced because we can't be bothered thinking laterally and spending the time and money on making the places accessible.
We need to make some noise about this, and I'm reproducing Lauredhel's list of people and places to direct your shouting at.
Find a link to your state or territory parliament here:
Find your local Greens member/senator/candidate here:
If you'd like to make some Federal noise too:
Find your federal electorate here:
Find your federal member here:
Find your federal senator here: