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Mik Scarlet
Broadcaster, Journalist, Actor, Musician, Access/Inclusion Expert & Wheelchair User. Happily married to . Child of the 60's, moulded by the 80's.
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Mik Scarlet 7h
Replying to @MikScarlet
All I want to do is visit the local amenities without putting my safety at risk. I've even purchased a freewheel attachment for my wheelchair but that doesn't make the market much easier. It's that bad that an all terran addition to ny chair can't cope.
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Mik Scarlet 8h
Saddens me when I realise that most people don't spend their time fighting ro go places & do things. For disabled people it's our lives. Every day it's a battle to live as we want. Not because of who we are but because where we are isn't designed to meet our needs.
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Mik Scarlet 8h
Just spoke to about the lack of access in . When you say it out loud it's shocking that a premiere attraction is so unwelcoming & unsafe for people. When will act & support it's disabled citizens & visitors?
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Mik Scarlet 9h
Happens all the time sadly. Better bus design but in the meantime public information & driver training is essential.
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Mik Scarlet 9h
Next week maybe?
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Mik Scarlet 11h
Is that square? Hiw many rooms come off the hall? If it's possible to turn in to & out of the doors, especially with the door way widened, the hall only needs a space to turn around. This is what I had at home. It's better than no solution or having to move.
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Mik Scarlet 14h
Our hall is like another room. If you design homes to be future proofed & accessible it means most can stay fir their whole lives with little cost or adaptation. That should be the future of design but most new accessible homes Ive seen recently were tiny. 1.2m everywhere.
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Mik Scarlet 14h
The requirement is a 1.2m turning circle. That could be a landing or entrance hall. Rooms need one for each zone. These are minimum, which isn't always the best for your home but if that's all that's achievable.
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Mik Scarlet 16h
That's only around 1.20m. It's unlikely the entire hall will have this in most homes but areas to do this do make life easier. My parents home had one at the end of the hall. It's usually making the best of what's available in a way that works for all.
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Mik Scarlet 18h
Replying to @AddressingLife
I'd go for a disabled accessibility expert. I know from my experience in the field neither OTs or architects always come up with the best solutions. I also think the family should be at the heart of everything. Too often solutions are off the shelf which doesn't always work.
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Mik Scarlet 18h
My new sunglasses. Channeling my inner Iron Man.
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Mik Scarlet Aug 19
Replying to @CamdenMarket
I am now sure that I will have to take legal action. As well as not being accessible so much of isn't safe. The flooring has been allowed to deteriorate to such a state that the trip hazards are everywhere. I wrote my 1st report on this in 2008.
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Mik Scarlet Aug 19
I've tried everything with on access. I've written reports, was paid to advise them for about 6 years, complained to the council, written articles & use social media to highlight the awful access & how to improve it. What's happened? Nothing. It's git worse.
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Mik Scarlet Aug 19
Doh! I was in the thick of the partying because Di wanted to tie one on bug style. We must meet soon.
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Mik Scarlet Aug 19
Replying to @HuwGJones310 @Tanni_GT
Pity the media & especially the music industries didn't champion their disabled stars during the same period. To think its 30+ years since these yet there's no popstars that use a wheelchair for example.
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Mik Scarlet Aug 19
What the Internet was invented for.
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Mik Scarlet Aug 19
It's amazing isn't it? I shot a tourism vud on & it blew me away.
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Mik Scarlet Aug 19
Jeez. Read the responses to this & tell me we aren't facing the rise of the right. To think so many people out there think it's OK to attack anyone is shocking. Disagree with his politics, argue & debate sure but physical attacks? Come on UK, we're better than this!
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Mik Scarlet Aug 19
Safety first. 😁
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Mik Scarlet Aug 19
Replying to @WertmanAngela
Try mens. Ours our cut straight. I've been searching for tapered cut too as I am a triangle but men's rarely do a good large size slim fit.
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