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Disability Activist Sheds Light On Challenges Faced at Sallins Train Station: She Says Onus Should Not Be On Disabled People To Solve Accessibility Issues

Her comments come as Ireland first country in the world to open a major public transport training centre for people with disabilities.

Ireland is the first country in the world to open a major public transport training centre for people with disabilities.

Around a fifth of people here have a disability, and the new Wayfinding Centre in Glasnevin in Dublin will allow them to learn how to navigate public transport.

The centre contains actual parts of a Luas, bus, train and plane to let people practice.

However, speaking to KFM, local disability activist Niamh herbert said the onus shouldn't be on people with disabilities to fix the problem of accessibility.

She said staff members should be better educated on how to help people.

She said she is often reliant on the kindness of strangers to get on the train in Sallins because the station is unmanned.

 

 

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