Young Advocate for Accessible Seating on Public Transit

Hey everyone. Today my Mum alerted me of this article that was published on cbc.ca (Canadian Broadcasting). A young woman, like me who has seizures contacted the local transit about accessible seating on public transit. Check out Tavia’s story.

Tavia’s Story

 

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4 thoughts on “Young Advocate for Accessible Seating on Public Transit”

  1. I love the idea of putting the international medical symbol right next to the wheelchair symbol. This could really help. I feel sorry for Tavia getting those dirty looks but people somehow always assume that one is not sick enough to sit in those designated areas. Luckily where I live in Germany there’s always enough seating available in the busses so I always find a place. But I do remember one time needing to sit down after a minor asthma attack in the priority seating area and feeling guilty as hell.

  2. How frustrating. I’ve gotten those looks too. For taking the disability parking (my parents were driving) when everything is so far out and I didn’t feel good. People don’t understand what it is like to have a seizure, especially where you are more likely to get hurt.

    1. Yes you are so right Rachael! Epilepsy and seizures are not well understood, hence dirty looks and misunderstanding. That’s why I think education here is crucial! I am sorry you have gotten those looks too.

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