Councillors Ronald MacDonald, John Finlayson and Calum MacLeod were asked to carry out everyday tasks in both Broadford and Portree using different types of wheelchairs across the course of the day on Monday to gain a brief insight into some of the challenges and difficulties faced by wheelchair users and their carers in the area. After taking part in a briefing in the main car park in Broadford, the councillors began the undertaking of the tasks which were suggested to the panel by wheelchair users in the Skye community. Each councillor was accompanied by a wheelchair supporter who were instructed not to intervene unless it was necessary and velcro straps were also employed to remind the councillors that they could not instinctively put their feet down. The Free Press observed Councillor MacLeod — who used an attendant-pushed wheelchair for his first two tasks — which involved assessing the accessibility of the Broadford public toilet and visiting the local pharmacy, where he was asked to pick up a leaflet at the counter, look around, and gauge whether he could gain entry to the consultation room. Speaking after the initial tasks Councillor MacLeod said: “The toilet was a bit low itself, which… Read full this story
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