Sunday, November 17, 2013

10 Ways to Avoid Everyday Ableism

Since able-bodied privilege is one of the most unrecognizable forms of privilege in society, today we’re going to talk about ten ways that you can avoid ableism in everyday life.

(As a disclaimer, I can only speak about my experience as a physically disabled person. In no way do I claim to speak for the entirety of the disabled community.)

1. Take the Stairs

If a person with a disability needs to use the elevator, this seems like a no-brainer, right?

Apparently not.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been waiting for an elevator with a large group of able-bodied people in front of me only to watch them all squeeze on and leave me to wait for the next one.

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