Can-Do-Ability: Answers and Solutions from my personal experiences of living with a disability

The scars we endure

25 Mar 2014I would like to bring your attention to this article titled, “Are we There Yet?” (http://thestringer.com.au/are-we-there-yet/ ).

The article lists a lot of discrimination that causes those with disabilities a lot of stress and anxiety all because of people’s ignorance and short sightedness.

For example, why would anyone take a cane off a blind person? Why would anyone refuse someone an inside table because they have a guide dog? Why would anyone refuse to book travel arrangement for someone with a disability?

Fear and ignorance and trying to follow rules that need to be flexible for those with a disability.

I’ll never forget the cruise I went on where I was blamed for booking the wrong kind of room because I did not say ‘yes’ to ‘being confined to a wheelchair’. Apparently, saying that you need a ‘wheelchair accessible room’ is not enough.

It’s those scars that we carry with us that make us think twice before we go to a concert again, go to a restaurant again, book a holiday or go on a cruise again!



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