Author: Doug Paulley

Wheelchair user and residential care user, sometimes thorn in the side of authorities.

“Passing out”

Passing out sometimes looks peaceful, but never feels it. “The World I Fell Out Of”, by Melanie Reid I read a passage in Melanie Reid’s excellent book that describes the sensation well. I am blessed in that I don’t experience the vomiting as much and my autonomic problems are not caused by spinal injury, and…

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LNER wheelchair spaces

I’m getting flak on Twitter for posting this: Hi @LNER @Charlie_LNER Service 1A26. 1) Your staff have not challenged this abuse of the wheelchair space, despite walking past. Please enforce. 2) I reserved that wheelchair space. Why is there no sign in it? 3) The interior door is locked open, so I get noise. Please…

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Rail Replacement and School Buses Must Be Wheelchair Accessible

Nearly all rail replacement and school buses/vehicles must be accessible – confirmed. Rail replacement buses I’ve previously given my legal interpretation of the applicability of accessibility regulations to rail replacement buses; now, I have independent verification. In response to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR)’s consultation into Improving Assisted Travel, I reiterated my views and also…

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