20 April 2011

Don't disabled people need to wash their hands?

| ThatUniStudent
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I have noticed something rather strange at ANU. The disabled toilets tend not to have soap in them. Not just no soap, but no soap dispensers. I thought this might be an isolated thing, but no, when I went for a wander today I found six accessible toilets, only one of which had soap in it, and that one had a pump pack, no dispenser.

What is the logic behind that? Did some one think disabled people didn’t need to wash their hands? Or that abled bodied people are the only ones capable of using soap?

Really, could some one explain the logic behind this to me?

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Diggety said :



Did you check how many ‘normal’ toilets had soap in them?
That’s really interesting. And a little worrying.

ConanOfCooma8:43 am 21 Apr 11

Perhaps disabled people eat the soap?

I bet there are needle and condom dispensers in them though. Dirty lefty hippy students…

x52519 – Director, Facilities and Services, ANU

I don’t think JB does soap…

Actually, in the new CBE building the ground-floor disabled toilet is often the *only* toilet with soap in it. To the point where I, and many others, are forced to wash our hands in there.

You should go for another wonder and find some disabled people to ask…

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