Moonlighting in Melbourne? - Abuse of PwD by Transit Workers

Has someone been offering Melbourne Metro Trains drivers career counseling? Apparently at least one driver is attempting to make the career move from public service professional to "shock jock." In this case, one hesitates to give him even the traditional advice, "Keep your day job."

Ray Jordan told the Leader he was boarding a city-bound train at Reservoir Station two weeks ago when he copped a verbal spray from the driver.

"The driver said 'you people', which I took to mean people with disabilities, 'always make trains late'," Mr Jordan said....

The incident was almost identical to one described by a disability rights activist.

Martin Leckey said a train driver used the same phrases while abusing him at Heidelberg Station recently.He said: 'what are you doing out this late without your carer'," Mr Leckey said.

Source:

Driver Abuse Claim

Recent Entries

Don't Miss These Books on Inclusive Tourism
They are not available yet but watch for:Accessible Tourism: International Best Practiceby Dimitrios Buhalis - Simon Darcy -  Ivor…
In-Depth Coverage of Travel with a Disability by Candy Harrington
http://www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov/asp/airacc.aspIt is often wise to head straight to Candy Harrington's site Barrier-Free Travels when the superficial coverage given to issues if…
TRANSED to be Hosted in India by Svayam: September 17-21, 2012
Svayam, an initiative of S.J.Charitable Trust, India is proud to announce that TRANSED 2012, the 13th International Conference on Mobility…
Futureproofing with Universal Design
If you don't build with Universal Design from the start at least build thinking of it as a possible future…
Inclusion in Tourism: Time to Decide
New Zealand held its Inaugural Access Tourism Conference recognising the significance of the growing accessible tourism market.The Auckland University of…
"Authenticity" requires Accessibility
The following comes from Ethical Traveler. We were pleased to see Kerala's kettuvalam's included but note that their deck plans…
WC on Wheels: The Universal Design for Better Living Trailer
A grant from the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs is appearing at shows and fairs across Iowa and beyond.…
Reframing Your Travel Expectations: Imagine Your Condition as a Two-Year Old Child - By Liz Hamill Scott
To RollingRains.com readers from travel author Liz Hamill Scott:Last week I read Scott's posts and comments on universal design, the…