Turkey Generally Not Very Handicap Friendlyhandicap wheelchair disabled
Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:01 AM
At the moment I don't need these things myself, but both my knees are falling apart, so I empathize with the need for access. Just be aware, if you're coming to Turkey and use a wheelchair or even a motorized chair, you're probably going to find it very difficult to get around on your own without help...
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:51 AM
As the deadline to make public areas disabled-friendly approaches, civil society groups have reacted against a move to extend the deadline by a year on the grounds that it would mean the exclusion of the disabled from society for another year...
Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:21 PM
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:59 PM
I'm glad there aren't many pushchairs in Turkey as I was tired of people bashing into me with them in the UK.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:44 PM
I know in the UK it is a battle with pushchairs on the buses as you can only fit on 2 max (in cardiff you can not sure about other places) but then people in wheelchairs cant get on the bus if there are 2 pushchairs onboard.
I know my friends here in Çeşme find it really difficult getting around with pushchairs. x
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:38 PM
BTW, IWB, I recently was a seatmate on a plane to a gentlemen who had had two full-knee replacement surgeries. He said it was the best thing he'd ever done--no more pain and as good as new. So perhaps there are options that will work for you down the line. I myself have more or less resolved my former bad-knee problems with physical therapy, graduating to regular exercise and by losing a lot of excess weight. You look fit, so that's probably not a problem for you, but all those things can help as well.
Thanks for posting about this. It's an important topic.
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