No com­plaints: Tel­stra

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth -

TEL­STRA says it has had no com­plaints about ac­ces­si­bil­ity at a build­ing it owns on An­gelo Street, South Perth.

Ear­lier this month, South Perth res­i­dent Ros Harman told the Gazette she was shocked that sev­eral of the older build­ings along An­gelo Street had no ac­cess for those with dis­abil­i­ties.

The 52-year-old has mul­ti­ple sclero­sis and has used a wheel­chair for the past eight years.

She said the post of­fice on An­gelo Street af­fected her the most and a neigh­bour had to take care of her postal needs.

Aus­tralia Post oc­cu­pies the build­ing but does not own it. It said its ac­ces­si­bil­ity plan high­lighted its com­mit­ment to tak­ing a lead role in im­prov­ing ac­ces­si­bil­ity.

A Tel­stra spokesman said the build­ing was old and they had no record of any com­plaints re­gard­ing ac­cess.

“Tel­stra is very proud of its record in sup­port­ing both staff and cus­tomers with dis­abil­i­ties and our ap­proach is gov­erned by our sixth dis­abil­ity ac­tion plan which is the re­sult of on­go­ing con­sul­ta­tion with key dis­abil­ity con­sumer bod­ies and or­gan­i­sa­tions,” he said.

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