New Payphones for people who are differently abled. The Payphone Project: New Payphones for people who are differently abled.

By Annoyed on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 11:55 am:

    We need to overhaul payphone design to assist people with disability.

    Any suggestions anyone?

    Waist level payphones would be a good start.

By droopy on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 12:55 pm:

    what's with the circumlocutions like "differently abled"? it's so vague. everybody is differently abled - nate knows everything, patrick can make love to a woman from across a room. you need to be more precise.

    there are short payphones where i live. especially the ones on walls - three tall ones and a little munchkin one on the end.

By The Watcher on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 03:39 pm:

    We have lower payphones with TTY/TDD service.

By Tex on Saturday, November 24, 2001 - 12:30 pm:

    I am disgusted by your laughing at people with disabilities.

    You should be ashamed of yourself. Short people are not munchkins as you call them - they have real access problems of their own.

    Payphones are almost impossible to use if you have a wheelchair, walking frame or are blind.

    I agree it is time to re design payphones to serve all of the diverse members of our communities.

    Laughing at disability is not acceptable

By droopy on Saturday, November 24, 2001 - 01:52 pm:

    it's a sad, sad world when you can't laugh at psychologists and cripples.

    (this was on wayd, but it's time has come again.)

    a man sees a friend of his at a bar and says, "hey, i see you got back from your vacation. how was it?"

    the man says, "well, me and my brother bill went to paris. climbed all the way up the eiffel tower. beautiful view from up there."

    "what'd your brother think of it?"

    "oh, he couldn't do it. he's a cripple, ya know. so then we went to italy. climbed up the leaning tower of pisa. beautiful, beautiful view."

    "what'd your brother think of it?"

    "he couldn't make the climb. he's a cripple, ya know. so then we went to the vatican. we got to see the pope! he walked right up to bill and laid his hand on his shoulder. bill rose up into the air and his wheelchair rolled away across the room."

    "my god! he could walk?"

    "nope, dropped straight down like a sack of wet cement and busted his ass. he's a cripple, ya know."

By Czarina on Sunday, November 25, 2001 - 01:02 am:

    Yah,Droop,you've got your nerve,laughing at cripples.

    And saying Nate knows everthing.We can't be sure.He hasn't told us yet.

    And,frankly,thats one of Patricks more admirable traits.

    And I'll have you all know,that I have sucessfully transcended my munchkin stautus,by participating in body altering.

    I have been systematically adding permanent neck rings,[like that tribe in Africa],and can now almost see into my top kitchen cabinent.

    I just keep getting the damn rings caught,on those damn little munchkin payphones.

By Cat on Sunday, November 25, 2001 - 03:52 am:

    You're such a badass, Droopy ;)

By patrick on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 11:44 am:

    i fucked all of them friday night.

By Vet. on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 03:19 pm:

    So I suppose you guys will find it funny to laugh at the fire fighters who were permanently injured on September 11th too?

    Nah, I didnt think so.

    The context doesnt matter its the feelings of those people that you are hurting.

    Maybe one day you will know what its like to be crippled.

By droopy on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 03:57 pm:

    you cripple me with laughter right now, vet-lister-madison-ecrider-tosca-etc.

    what makes you such an expert on cripples?

By agatha on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 04:00 pm:

    droopy, you tease.

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