👍 To whom does the burden fall?

Liked To whom does the burden fall? by Anne GibsonAnne Gibson (The Interconnected)

We cannot assume that someone with a disability is an expert at being disabled.

Frankly, we can’t even assume they’ve been disabled for more than 24 hours. If I fell and broke my hand this morning you can’t exactly expect that by this afternoon I’m going to know all the ins and outs of keyboard navigating a website without a mouse.

I know this is going to come as a shock to some folks, but it turns out that when you cross the line from “not disabled” to “disabled”, a mysterious fellow in a cowl doesn’t appear on your doorstep to hand you a manual and a bunch of code words.

via Peter Rukavina

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