Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day

Here are a few basic random thoughts I have about Disablism/Ableism:

  • People with disabilities have skills and strengths that are often overlooked. 
  • People with disabilities want to be productive, involved members of society, but are often prevented from doing so because of the negative attitudes of others.
  • Among the biggest barriers encountered by people with disabilities are the stereotypes and low expectations of nondisabled people.
  • When people with disabilities are included in activities and programs, everyone benefits.
  • All human beings have the potential to adapt to a wide variety of conditions – many people with disabilities have harnessed this power to the utmost.
  • If you're an employer looking to hire workers that are creative and adaptive, hire people with disabilities.
  • Make sure your workplace diversity program includes people with disabilities -- if you're not sure how to accomplish this, ask us!