Disability Assessment Office is Upstairs

Does this make sense? In order to get a "blue badge," the UK's disabled parking permit, motorists must go to a disability assessment office. In Liverpool, England, that office is on the 13th floor of a parking garage. And the elevator only goes to the 11th floor! Applicants must climb two flights of stairs to reach the office. But after a complaint, officials say the office will be moved.
Liberal group leader Cllr Steve Radford, who received the complaint from a Tuebrook resident, said: “For the council to say it’s not ideal must be the understatement of the century.”

Graham Footer, of blue badge awareness group Disabled Motoring UK, said the situation was “absolutely unbelievable” but that he was glad “common sense had prevailed”.

It is not yet known where the new assessment office will be located but the move is expected to be within the next four weeks.

A council spokesman said: “We recognise it’s not the most satisfactory arrangement. We will be getting a ground floor office.

Link -via Arbroath

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A commenter at the story says he drove his wheelchair the long way around on the car ramp to get to the office, but that wouldn't help someone who doesn't use a motorized wheelchair.
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Never, in all of my life, has the phrase "Their elevator does not go all the way up to the top." been more appropriate.

In their defense, however, it does sound like vehicles can drive up to the office door.
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