Disability access lacking in city
SOUTH Perth resident Ros Harman can not believe that several shops along Angelo Street do not have disability access.
The 52-year-old has multiple sclerosis and has been using a wheelchair full-time for the past eight years.
She said she had become more aware of the difficulties faced by people with disabilities.
She said there were several shops along Angelo Street in older buildings that did not have access for her but the post office was one that affected her most.
“There’s quite an older population in South Perth so I thought they would be more accommodating,” she said.
“It wouldn’t be that hard to put a ramp over
■ the stairs. Lucky for me I have a neighbour that takes care of my postal needs for me.”
An Australia Post spokesperson said the Australia Post Accessibility Plan highlighted its proactive and pub- lic commitment to taking a lead role in improving accessibility for Australians with disability and their carers.
The Angelo Street building is not owned by Australia Post.
According to the Disability Services Commission, Commonwealth and State legislation requires applications for new or refurbished buildings to be accessible by people with disabilities.
Ros Harman, who has multiple sclerosis, says she is shocked that very few shops along busy Angelo Street have disability ramps.