Don’t disabled people need to wash their hands?

ThatUniStudent 20 April 2011 8

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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8 Responses to Don’t disabled people need to wash their hands?
The Frots The Frots 4:25 pm 15 Jul 11

Diggety said :



Kalfour Kalfour 4:21 pm 15 Jul 11

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

ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 8:43 am 21 Apr 11

Perhaps disabled people eat the soap?

Diggety Diggety 11:17 pm 20 Apr 11


BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:33 pm 20 Apr 11

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

tonkatuff82 tonkatuff82 6:42 pm 20 Apr 11

x52519 – Director, Facilities and Services, ANU

I don’t think JB does soap…

Sammy Sammy 11:55 am 20 Apr 11

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.

sojo sojo 10:40 am 20 Apr 11

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

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