Monday, May 10, 2010

Council For Intellectual Disability Consultation

In April, people at the NSW Council For Intellectual Disability hosted one of their regular Forums in Blacktown Libary and the topic was 'transport'.

Here are their recommendations:

* Announcements on the train need to be clearer and louder.

* People need to be told by an announcement "Go to the guard's carriage for security".

* People need to watch out for the gap between the train and the platform. Why can't there be something that comes out from the train to cover the gap?

* The words on the station platform indicator screens need to be bigger and they need to change more slowly. The words need to stay on the screen longer.

* Remember that when changes are made, like when a train or a bus is cancelled, some people can find it very difficult to figure out what to do. Changes shouldn't be made if possible. Station staff need to be sensitive to this and make sure everyone knows what to do.

To find out more about the Council For Intellectual Disability, click here: NSW CID

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