Disability Microaggressions — AKA “Ableist things people say”

Yes, all of these have actually happened to me personally

Black and white neon sign that says “No stupid people beyond this point”
Black and white neon sign that says “No stupid people beyond this point”
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What is a microaggression?

What is Ableism?

You are using that wheelchair for sympathy, I’ve seen you walk

Can I pray for you?

Have you tried X?

Don’t you miss Y?

Are you going to wear those shoes every day?

Disability really isn’t part of diversity

I couldn’t do that

Conclusion

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Accessibility Architect @ VMware. W3C Silver, ITI & IAAP GLC committees. Degrees in CS, law, business. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter.

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