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Category: Disability Insights

What Do People With Disabilities Teach Themselves?

The person who you look at in the bathroom mirror is the best teacher that you will ever have in your life.

People with disabilities will tell you that in a heartbeat, as they teach themselves lessons that are important in their life on a daily basis. Whenever something in their life goes wrong or doesn’t work out the way that they planned, they teach themselves and learn a different life lesson. read more

What Makes Smart People Look Stupid?

People get smarter as they get older.

Even though that is an advantage most of the time, there are some instances where that has the opposite impact on people and makes them look foolish. Just ask someone who has some kind of disability.

Sometimes, when someone with a disability goes out in a public setting, it is like they are showing a movie and the screen is attached to the disabled person’s body. Most of the people who think that the movie screen is attached to them are adults who know better. read more

What Is It Like Traveling On An Airplane For People With Disabilities?

If you have ever been on an airplane, you have probably faced the hours of torture in the airport waiting for your flight or you have had to run as fast as you
possibly can in order to catch your flight. Unfortunately, that isn’t the only annoyance of traveling somewhere on an airplane. Somebody in a wheelchair experiences that first hand. read more

What The iPad Did For People With Disabilities

When Apple released the iPad in April of 2010, every retail and electronic store was mobbed, as it was the only device that could be used for gaming and business purposes. That is what people thought at first, but, it has evolved into something that changed lives, particularly for people with disabilities, potentially forever. read more

Why Children With Disabilities Have an Advantage Later in Life

When you see a child with a disability on the street, you tend to feel sorry for them because you think that they are at a disadvantage.

As a parent, you try to protect your children to protect them from failure as much as you can, but, when you have a child with disabilities, there are some things that you can’t avoid. read more

Why We Need More People to Advocate For Others

Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks were two people who tried to change American society instead of accepting it. To this day, they are the only people who caused so much commotion that people had to change the way that they look at others.

That has to change and the United States needs more people to advocate for those with disabilities. read more

Why Schools Need Better Substitute Teaching Assistants For Students With Disabilities

For the past few decades, there have been several different people in the United States of America who have been working hard in an effort to raise awareness of the different hardships in the lives of people with disabilities. Even though there are many people who really want to support and improve aspects of everyday life for disabled people, there are just as many people who are extremely inconsiderate and don’t care to help people with disabilities. Many people think that anyone with a pulse can work with and fulfill the needs of students who have disabilities, which is a very untrue and senseless statement. In my opinion, schools have to be more considerate when it comes to assigning substitute teaching assistants to students with disabilities when one of the “everyday” teaching assistants is absent. read more

What do Disabled People Really Want?

When you talk to somebody, you expect that they are listening. And, when somebody talks to you, you expect them to talk to you like a human being.

People with disabilities have the same expectations and hope that they are treated like somebody without a disability. For some reason, people think that it is acceptable to underestimate or treat them like they are lesser than everybody else. read more

What is The Problem With Assistive Technology?

Assistive technology is something that companies like to overprice because people and companies know that it’s something that people can’t avoid buying.

When somebody labels something as being “assistive”, the price makes a huge leap. Every time that somebody encounters something like that, it gets very frustrating, because, everybody knows that everybody involved is going to make a fortune from it. read more