What readers are talking about this week

Select disability toilets have emergency buttons installed to alert staff should assistance be required by the user.
Select disability toilets have emergency buttons installed to alert staff should assistance be required by the user.PHOTO: ST FILE

The debate on the use of disability toilets by non-wheelchair users continued this week. Mrs Hong Wai Yee and Ms Sabrina Lee shared their problems about their children, who have autism, using conventional toilets.

They appealed for those with invisible disabilities, such as autism, to be allowed to use disability toilets, as these users cannot be left alone or are not able to cope with the environments of standard toilets. Ms Tan Lay Hoon suggested building family washrooms, to allow those with children or elderly parents to be together, especially if the users are of opposite genders.

Readers also continued to air their views on the election, especially on the need for diversity as well as unity, and on the importance and responsibility of voting.

Here are some of these letters:

Install family washrooms for those with certain needs 

More inclusive to spend money building more disability toilets

Allow special needs kids to use disability toilets 

Stay united, whatever the outcome of election

Youth interest essential for future 

Overseas Singaporean proud of electoral passion 

Leaving our voting legacy

Read more Forum letters here