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The best sort of access at Canberra Hospital!

By johnboy 17 November 2011 4

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A surprising number of you were at Canberra Hospital yesterday and felt the need to send in pictures of this carefully made, but somewhat redundant sign. (This one by Andy)

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The best sort of access at Canberra Hospital!
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Grail 10:42 am 17 Nov 11

Of course, it would be much better if they’d used the usual symbol instead of words 😉

Lookout Smithers 10:33 am 17 Nov 11

I was there and was moved on quite quickly filming out front of a building. Twas quite funny.

davo101 9:29 am 17 Nov 11

To quote the OED:

orig. U.S. Capable of being conveniently used or accessed by people with disabilities; of or designating goods, services, or facilities designed to meet the needs of the disabled.

It’s the new, polite, way of saying disabled people can get in this way.

s-s-a 9:08 am 17 Nov 11

It would *seem* to be redundant, but unfortunately if it just said “Access” then there would be no reason why the route wouldn’t contain stairs, or even one step up a kerb, both of which are “Accessibility” barriers.

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