Here’s an excellent idea being piloted by Transport for London: badges for people with hidden disabilities, allowing them to claim a seat on the Tube.
Is it possible that the architects of this scheme have visited one of the Asda superstores that have signs to show that people with hidden disabilities are entitled to use toilet facilities for the disabled?
This Writer’s only doubt refers to the company “recruiting” people to start wearing the badges from a particular date.
That smacks of “tokenism” – doing something for people with disabilities in order to be able to say something is being done.
There are plenty of people with disabilities living in London who read This Blog, so I’d like to appeal for them to let me know how well the scheme works.
People with hidden health conditions are being offered “Please offer me a seat” badges in a bid to help ease their suffering on London transport.
The Transport for London (TfL) trial follows the success of its “Baby on board” badge for pregnant women.
TfL is recruiting 1,000 people to start wearing the blue badges from 12 September.
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