Recently, while out and about and checking that people who are parked in the accessible parking zones actually do have a disability parking permit, I noticed that one person's permit was just the bees knees!
The old "disabled parking permits" issued by the Ballarat City Council (BCC) displayed draconian wording such as "Parking permit for disabled people".
That's just not on! It's discrimination.
No? Well, do we see other permits for "people with great big dorky sticking out ears" for example? Exactly. So it's not OK to define people by their disability or their physicality. We are people, and we are living with disability.
I alerted the BCC to this issue and within days I had word back to say that they had ordered a whole new set of permits displaying non-discriminatory wording. Well done BCC!!
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