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Wheelchair Bound Woman Says She Was Forced To Sit Near Exit In PVR

Wheelchair Bound Woman
A wheelchair bound woman recently took to Twitter to narrate her ordeal of how she had to face inconvenience at a movie theatre due to her disability. Kavya Mukhija, through a series of tweets, shared in detail everything that happened with her when she went to PVR Cinemas which claims to be wheelchair accessible. She reached the PVR but was made to sit near the doors of the cinema hall and not next to her family.

The ordeal

In a Twitter thread, she wrote that she went to that particular cinema hall with her family because she had heard that it was wheelchair accessible and even their page on Book My Show said so. She was shocked to find that they had regular seats designated for wheelchairs users. She didn’t have any other option and had to sit away from her family. She said she felt like an outsider. Here’s the Twitter thread. 

The deputy manager justified their mistake by saying that the cinema hall was wheelchair friendly in the sense that wheelchair users could enter but didn’t mention where they were supposed to sit.

“Why am I required to sit away just because I use a wheelchair? What inclusion are we talking about? This is 2022 and we still don’t know what wheelchair access is? Why can’t I just feel included and welcomed for once?”, she wrote. She also shared a screenshot of the theatre layout showing the seats reserved for wheelchair users/persons with disabilities.
She further added that the deputy manager apologized to her and assured her that he would speak to the committee and make it accessible for wheelchair users in the true sense.
Twitter reactions 

A lot of people reacted to the Twitter thread. A Twitter user wrote, “Thank you so much for raising this issue on SM. We as a society really need to contemplate on the inclusion of specially-abled people at different public places. We all are EQUAL and we should make this society more inclusive”

Another twitter user cited a similar experience and said, “Same case in theatres around the world I have been to. Most of the theatres have a parking spot for the wheelchair and one seat reserved next to it for an attendee. Rest of the row is unreserved and available on first come first serve. So family members may not get seat nearby…”


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