I walked out of my office a few minutes ago at the same time as one of our able-bodied engineers. He went into the disabled toilet just outside the door, whilst I went to the ladies’ a floor below. I fell to pondering the irony of this situation!
I haven’t used that disabled toilet for some time as the last time I did, I came up with a bit of a snag. Opening the door relies on the use of a swipe card which is fine, we all carry them. However, locking the door seems to rely on being able to see a red/green/blue, whatever colour light! I never managed to work out how to lock the door behind me. The only time I used the toilet, I was burst in upon! Fortunately it was while I was washing my hands so no embarrassment.
So, my able-bodied colleagues will continue to use a facility which should be available to me, and should not be available to them!
Doubly ironic, considering the general attitude of sighted people towards blind people and steps! I have to walk down 28 of them and back up 28 of them, every time I need to use the toilet! At least I’ll maybe stay a bit fitter!