Tired of writing complaint letters to agencies who discriminate against people with disabilities she tried something different.
She wrote them a poem.
Many people were outraged by the Convention Centre's gall in the first place to think they could rip people off and then try to extricate themselves. One person described the PCEC's reply as lame and 'as weak as piss':
'It's amazing how much discrimination goes on every day, unnoticed by most. We start talking about this issue, which was raised by another wheelchair user.
Prue tells us that she can't go into the licensed area when she sees a show at another area because there's a step, and the downstairs is unlicensed - a friend can't bring her a drink downstairs. Bronwyn tells us that she has to pay eighty bucks more to attend a concert with her daughter (who is a wheelchair user) and fights for the right to sit with her kids Darren says that there is no gold season ticket at the rugby, and you can only choose between diamond (at exorbitant prices) or crappy silver. Crispin tells us that two grandstands are unavailable (no lift access) at the NIB stadium and that sports fans can't get in to see a game. Someone else, I forget who, said that going to see the cricket was impossible because the shaded seats were inaccessible and your choices were left of field in full sun.
It's pretty interesting that the stuff we work on at systemic and policy level is all about 'increasing participation' but people literally can't get in the door, to work as well as to play or just do the things ordinary Australians do. I'm not off to Stephen Fry, for a number of reasons - one of them is that no matter what the price is, I'm still not able to go to the event unless I go alone - the wheelchair spaces are in the premium area, which have been booked out by others. My family/friends would have to sit in the bottom bit whilst I sat up the top. Yeah, nah.
I really liked that the user group and the access group for the new Stadium were and are listened to and involved all the way through. I really hope it won't be another disastrous Perth Arena in terms of access. We live in hope!'