Disability is an experience.

In summary, disability is an experience. Impairments are just a part of that experience. The disability experience is so much more than how a person’s body or mind functions. It is the intersection between the impairment and society’s response to the existence of people with said impairments. Many factors contribute to a person’s experience of being disabled. Whether the disability is visible or invisible, congenital or acquired, and many other factors, bears on perceptions of disability. However, ableism is at the core of the disability experience. By examining our own perspectives around disability, we can become more keenly aware of our own disabling attitudes and consider alternatives that empower life quality for all people.

Based on what you read, provide an example of how one of these topics translate into your world? What have you not noticed until now?

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