An 11-year-old boy is suing a theme park for not having a changing places toilet. Now I can see both sides of the coin here. The story goes:
On one side, you have the parents saying their son should be able to enjoy a day out like any other 11 year old and be able to use the toilet when needed. Of course, I totally agree. They explained to the theme park how their son requires a “changing places” toilet. They also explained at present, to be able to visit the theme park, they must hire a mobiloo to enable their son the day out he so loves to have.
On the other side:
The theme park has said they take inclusivity very serious and always look for feedback from disabled people to make sure what they are doing is right. Also, in light of the complaint from this lads parents, the park has supplied a mobile hoist and a changing bed in one of their large disabled toilets.
The parents have come back to the theme park saying this is not good enough as it does not meet their son’s needs.
Ok, maybe I’m just plain ignorant here but, am I right in saying a “changing places” toilet has a hoist, changing bed, toilet and sink?? Does the theme park’s toilet have a hoist, changing bed, toilet and sink?? If so, then how come it doesn’t meet their son’s needs??? I’m sure someone out there will have great pleasure in enlightening me!!
So now, the parents are suing the theme park for discrimination?? Do they actually have a case?? Do you think the park has made reasonable adjustments??