Striking A Cord

It’s generally frowned upon to go around taking pictures in public toilets, but yesterday when Leftwing Idiot and I were on our way to a meeting I came across this in the accessible toilet. So out came the phone for a quick photo opportunity:

I’ve talked before about how important it is to leave the red alarm cord untied so it can be used from ground level if someone falls from the toilet and gets into difficulty.

It sounds like a minor point until you actually give it some thought. And that’s why I took the picture. I’m so glad the organisation we were visiting had taken the time to remind everybody to think about this. It’s no surprise that they work closely with a diverse range of disabled people and have picked up on this small detail as a result.

The point is, though, not everything that goes into making somewhere accessible and welcoming to disabled people costs a lot or involves making enormous changes. Some of the most significant changes are just small signs that show people care.

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