First we have to hear about a disable man taking the State to court to allow public buildings accessible to the physically challenged and then I read this that made me very upset, how can some people laugh and ridicule another human being in this manner? Some Trinidadians can be so idle and ignorant!
I am not the least bit surprised at this LDS. One thing that I have noticed about Trinidadians is that they all seem to have a peculiar sense of humour.
|Rather off topic, but...|
I am not sure if you may remember this but many years ago, a foreigner came to Trinidad and forgot his medication; so he went to Piarco airport, somehow, ran pass security and jumped into one of the plane engines and naturally, he died. His mother explained to the media that her son realized that he had forgotten to carry his medication with him and was merely trying "to go home." I went to a party shortly after this incident and I overheard a conversation concerning this report and much to my amazement, people found the story very amusing. Sad but true!
No surprise in this really. I have spoken to people at TSTT that I wish I could see in person and then slap in the face, then again I have spoken with very helpful ones too, but that however is rare. I feel Trinis on the whole have no clue about these teo things: empathy or customer service because they still suffer with mental slavery and believe everyone should be treated like dogs.
Did you all see that teacher in the Tranquility primary school that is himself disabled and literally has to crawl up the stairs on his hands and feet? Definitely no respect for nobody!
Legal rights for disabled persons
By Jean Antoine-Dunne Senior Lecturer The Universi Sunday, May 3 2015
The provision throughout the entire conference of sign language interpreters from both the hearing community and the Deaf community also emphasised the importance of community involvement and integration. Added to this was the fact that there was an informal roundtable discussion with persons who have Autism led by Dr Frederick Felix. The conference brought together persons with disabilities, activists and educators. Ref. Source 6
When it comes to the rights of people with disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago, it is time for less talk and more action.
This was the sentiment expressed by disability rights attorney and pioneer, John Wodatch during the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain’s weekly meeting at Hotel Normandie, St Ann’s on April 30. Ref. Source 6
Thanks for allowing me to join. A good group, hopefully it leads to action on the part of the authorities to make life easier for those who have significant challenges in society. Too often "Differently abled" Is associated with those who have physical challenges but there also is a significant part with neurological challenges.
We break from No Respect For The Disabled In T&T to share educational moment from the good old days:
Today is: 18th February (GMT), in history on the 18th of February, 1977 AD the following death happened:
Maria Realino: Teacher (Botany of Curacao), dies at 87