The disability paradox: ‘I want to get bogged at a beach in my wheelchair and know people will help’

I am flying to Byron Bay for some writers’ festival events, which I’m looking forward to. From Melbourne to Ballina, the closest airport, is a two-hour direct flight. But the airline has refused to take me unless I travel with a carer. Its policy is to refuse assistance to disabled people who can’t transfer to the aeroplane seat independently.

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Human Rights, Inclusion and access, NDIS

Guardian Australia

Date published:
Mon 11th Sep, 2023