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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 07:23
Gonzo the Face

Unnecessary Difficulties for the Disabled

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As a person who is disabled and having been living here for approx 30 years, I accept that there is a less than ideal consideration for the disabled in this country.  But when a large corporate institution does something so evident as to not consider the disabled, and yet desire to have those disabled patronize their establishment, I think , in the interest of attempting to educate the public, that it should be brought public. 
I am wheelchair bound and have been for many years.  I accept attitudes in this country towards the disabled and I still choose to live here.  But there is a line.  I have been a well satisfied customer of Bangkok Bank for many, many years.  
Since my wheelchair days, I had specifically opened two of my accounts at the Meechok Plaza branch.  Their staff is pleasant, competent and very capable.  For me most important is that they have an access from inside the mall that is wheelchair accessible and one does not have to use the front entrance which has a larger step.  Fine until very recently.  Some inconsiderate individual has decided to close and lock the inside, wheelchair accessible entrance door so as to be able to place a desk at that point .   Yes but they still want your patronage.  I do think that this should be brought to the attention of the bank higher ups in Bangkok.  I hope to do just that, but before that, I would like to hear from some of you able bodied people so as I am not just too personally involved and  reporting such would be inappropriate. I would appreciate hearing from you.  

Thank You 

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1 hour ago, Gonzo the Face said:

I would like to hear from some of you able bodied people so as I am not just too personally involved and  reporting such would be inappropriate. I would appreciate hearing from you.  

Thank You 

I do not think it inappropriate to report and condemn their narrow minded unthinking actions. I think you must take action.
If you have not already done so I would speak to the Branch Manager and if not given a satisfactory answer then inform them of your intentions to go to their head office.  I also wonder if anything can be done at local government level.  Maybe NancyL will advise.

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I use the same BKK bank as you do and although I'm not in a wheel chair yet, I just use a cane for now.  I noticed that the mall side door was locked and things in front of it. 

I hope you were able to find someone to help you to get in, there is a policeman there most of the time. 

It might be time to find others who are wheelchair bound and use BKK Bank to all meet there at once for a protest.  I hope the bank comes to their senses and open the door up again. 

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4 minutes ago, BarnicaleBob said:

It might be time to find others who are wheelchair bound and use BKK Bank to all meet there at once for a protest. 

Why just those who are disabled now?  We are all getting older and may find ourselves in similar situations.  Lets get everyone who is willing to get involved activated and see what can be done.

PS; Maybe worthwhile trying to get Citylife involved!

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5 minutes ago, scottiejohn said:

Why just those who are disabled now?  We are all getting older and may find ourselves in similar situations.  Lets get everyone who is willing to get involved activated and see what can be done.

PS; Maybe worthwhile trying to get Citylife involved!

Count me in for a protest if one should come about.  Anyone else?

 

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knock on the door and ask them to move. easier said then done.

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That would annoy the hell out of me if I were in a wheelchair - I don't think it would be inappropriate to report it at all. Very inconsiderate of them.

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If you have not already done so I would speak to the Branch Manager and if not given a satisfactory answer then inform them of your intentions to go to their head office.  ..,

This would be the best first step.



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What happens if you show up at the front door with the step? (I had a look on Google streeview, seems to be only a single step)

If the security comes and lifts your wheelchair over the step then this might be not be as convenient for you as before, but not really a reason to make a lot of trouble.

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How are you at negociating those ramped accesses...

You know the ones, those at the impossible 45-75 degree inclines.

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7 hours ago, jackdd said:

What happens if you show up at the front door with the step? (I had a look on Google streeview, seems to be only a single step)

If the security comes and lifts your wheelchair over the step then this might be not be as convenient for you as before, but not really a reason to make a lot of trouble.

Clearly you are not disabled, why should he have to be lifted over a step?

No thought about customers, just a jumped up bank official doing something without any thought for customers.

Many places here have crazy steep ramps which are totally unusable, again no thought about disabled people.

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