When my wife walks she looks as if she is drunk.
Notwithstanding the fact that sometimes she is (
) she actually has MS and needs me to hold on to or use a stick. If its bad we have both a travel wheelchair and a full wheelchair. The MS Society do a nice line in "I'm not drunk I have MS" T shirts and caps which I'm trying to persuade her to get
. We have a blue badge and do get looks sometimes as she doesn't always need her wheelchair. My son waves it at people who look for too long
We also found that when we were out and about in a nice car (we have been fortunate to own one or two over the years) especially a convertible, some people had a real issue with that: it appeared that you couldn't be disabled AND own a nice car!
She doesn't use the facilities on site as a general rule which is fine by both of us as I don't use the on board facilities.
The issue with having general access to disabled facilities is that if they are being used by an able bodied person then the disabled person(s) have to wait. Generally there is only one disabled facility too. In some instances it is not good for them or indeed are they able, to wait around.
It is a toughie as I can see both points of view in that it seems a waste to not use the facilities if all the others are busy.
Tough call with no real answer I think.