A political party for people with disabilities is on the cusp of winning its first seat in an Australian parliament.
The Dignity for Disability Party looks set to pick up a seat in the Upper House of South Australia's Parliament after last weekend's election.
That will be a historic result and one that will bring mixed emotions for supporters because the party's lead candidate died during the campaign.
Kelly Vincent, 21, is almost certain of winning a seat in the Upper House, which would make her South Australia's youngest parliamentarian and the state's only MP in a wheelchair.
"They would have to put a ramp at Parliament House," she said.
"They would have to change the rules. There'll be no more standing votes or standing. There'll be no more standing as far as I'm concerned.
"So big changes are going to happen just purely if I get elected."
How good is that? What satisfaction there is, as a voter, in seeing your top preference below the line get across the, erm, line.
On the other hand, like my friend R said, how appalling is it that there should be a perceived need for a party called Dignity for the Disabled in the first place? Much less that so many people would see the need that they voted it all the way to the Upper House.
And is there really not a ramp at Parliament House?