2011年 02月 03日 ( 1 )

「ジュンさん新幹線乗車拒否問題」英字紙に掲載

「ハンドル形電動車いす(英語でmobility scooterという)の鉄道利用(特に新幹線)は
厳しく制限されており、JRも国交省も問題意識なし。利用者数は年々増えているのに。」

(The Japan Times Tomoko Otake記者)
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011
「Scooter regulations on Japan's railways face harsh criticism from the mobility challenged」
Japan's design and technology industry is often said to be suffering from
the "Galapagos syndrome"; meaning, like the Galapagos Islands,
which are known for vast numbers of endemic species, its focus is far too insular.
全文は下記ウェブ版をご覧ください。
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fs20110203a7.html

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Masaru Yamana (left), mobility scooter user,
and June Isaacson Kailes,
associate director of the Center for Disability
and Health Policy
at the Western University of Health Sciences
in San Francisco,
explain why tough regulations for scooters
on trains makes travel in Japan virtually impossible
for people like them.
by yamana-4 | 2011-02-03 15:35 | ハンドル形電動車いす | Trackback | Comments(4)