Case Study

Conference, wheelchairs and Rex

The one time I went to Labour Party Conference, I was made to sit in my wheelchair in the aisle. I had people calling me a fire hazard. I had people climbing on me to get into empty seats.

I had told CAC that I needed room for my assistance dog, none was provided. I watched the press climbing over a guide dog and occasionally stepping on him. Luckily I had thought better of taking Rex. I don’t know what I would have done with him.

At Regional Conference, the workshops were held upstairs the lift was tiny and I worried about going up, so didn’t get to any workshops or fringe meetings.

Kathy Bole