Focus is equally a privilege, perhaps even more so, for people with disabilities. People with disabilities are more likely to be poor, which affects their ability to focus for all the reasons you so eloquently identified in your article. And people with disabilities are more likely to have medical issues impacting their focus — be it attention deficit disorder, being on the autism spectrum, having diagnosed (or undiagnosed) hearing loss which creates *perceived* focus issues, or having mental health issues from some other life-threatening issue such as cancer or paralysis distracting them from their ability to focus. We need to look at these things as an intersectional problem and not just through a socio-economic lens.

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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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