Thursday, October 05, 2006

In the name of safety?

Ahed Mohan was not allowed to board a plane in Bangalore because airline officials thought he would be a threat to the safety of passengers.
What raised this alarm? Ahed is an 11-year-old boy with autism.
Eventually Ahed and his family were allowed on the flight after 45 minutes delay.
In the final analysis, this article at says it best: "While so much is being talked about making airports disabled friendly by constructing ramps, what is required now is change in mindsets (rather) than concrete structures."


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