Social Issues

Discrimination against the deafblind rising

Posted on: Fri 22 Feb 2019

A few weeks ago, local disability activist and Flinders University student, Ellen Fraser-Barbour was refused entry to Little NNQ, a Vietnamese restaurant in Adelaide as she had her guide dog with her.

Societal ableism is a problem which remains vivid, including for those who are legally blind or deafblind.

The Royal Society for the Blind says they receive complaints from clients at least once a month and are calling for nationally-consistent rules and regulations.

Ellen, who has had her guide dog for just seven months, discusses with De-Stigmatised‘s Jarad and Aiden about society’s inaction in protecting disabled people from discrimination and how South Australian businesses face no repercussions when refusing goods and services to guide dog users.



Produced by Jarad McLoughlin and Aiden Marks

Photo supplied and used with permission from Ellen Fraser-Barbour


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