Groups that don’t care about people with disabilities

I can no longer support “disability as an afterthought”

Sheri Byrne-Haber, CPACC
4 min readJun 28, 2022


Red store sign that says “Improvement” in script with an arrow pointing to the right

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You don’t matter

Your needs don’t matter

You don’t deserve to be treated equally

You are in the “we will get to you eventually” group because you have “special needs” and aren’t valuable enough to be included with everyone else

These are the refrains that have been playing in my head for the last five decades every time I hear an excuse or get gaslit over something that creates barriers preventing people with disabilities like me from gaining equal access.

I am really starting to be done with that, and I need people to make noise with me. Here are some of the most important areas where I keep seeing discriminatory, soul-sucking, ableist practices.

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Sheri Byrne-Haber, CPACC

LinkedIn Top Voice for Social Impact 2022. UX Collective Author of the Year 2020. Disability Inclusion SME. Sr Staff Accessibility Architect @ VMware.