Please Offer Me a Seat (Comments Board)
Some of the comments from survey participants
Excellent idea. I use public transport in Sydney twice daily and often see people in need who are not offered a seat.
It’s really important for the many people who have legitimate disabilities which may not be immediately obvious to others, and especially those who are not comfortable having to approach others and risk embarrassing situations and confrontations. I’m all for these badges!
Travelling with my daughter who has a largely invisible intellectual disability & for whom standing on public transport is not an option.
The badge would be a great idea. However, leading up to the launch of this badge, the general public must be made aware of it so that they know how to respond in a respectful and timely manner if they see people wearing the badges. Otherwise, the people wearing them may feel more uncomfortable if no one responds or abuses them for wearing it.
I don’t use any aids but can’t balance well so people can’t tell by looking at me that I need to sit. I often wait for the next bus if there are no seats available.