Disability and social disenfranchisement. Disability as a social construct
IMPORTANCE OF A WHEELCHAIR
- tilted angles
- rise up and rise down, so you can reach shelves/have better access to the world
For disabled people, a lot of people die in the early 30s and 40s. they are not supported with the right circulation for the body. having the wheelchair more family friendly.
- Physical or mental condition that limits a persons movements, senses or activities.
- “People with sever physical disabilities”
- synonyms: condition, MORE ON SLIDESHOW
The barriers before me are not the same barriers others face. I have more ability then disability.
Why would anyone want that as a defined term? Marked for what they cant; do instead of what they can.
1 in 4 have a disability, 1 of 3 maori have a disability. Some physical disabilities can’t be hidden like being in a wheelchair, compared to others that can dishevel their disability.
State housing which is supposed to be universal homes are not. So people living and growing up in state housing cant comfortable live in their home. The priority of disabled people within society are low, even though places like public transport have design designated areas for them, the users of the public transport do not follow it.
Simple things like people not walking into disabled people on footpaths
Both medicalised parothilosed identities – every time something is needed due to the disability you have to go through a medical process in order to see in change or success.
Inclusion and barrier free design
If you have the attitude in your world that anyone can enter, live and socialise with you an your home/space, whether or not you know or need someone to do so. Disabled people not being comfortable in their own home.
We judge other people based on what we know ourselves – social construct – this relates to jocund yesterday about personal experiences
If its not the norm then its wrong?
Being comfortable in your own skin, in your own life. Enabling as much as society lets you.
Disability does not discriminate – whether its young or old, herititarey or random.
- DIFFERENT TEXTURES ON THE WALLS FOR BLIND
- FLAT SCREENS WITH AUDIBLE AND SUBTITLES FOR BLIND AND DEAF
- GATED FOR DIEMTIA OR ALSYMAS
- WIDER PATHS FOR WHEELCHAIRS
- FULLY SHADED
- PULLY SYSTEM FOR PHYSICAL DISABLITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN HANGI PREPARATION.
- HOIST FOR PHYSICAL DISABLED TO GET IN BED
- BUILT FOR ANYONE TO BE IN WITHOUT BARRIERS
Is disability an homogenous identity?
If you don’t know about the disability community or the difference in the community, you are limiting the view. Social differences are different views. It is not contagious.
Euthanised/abortion: Disabled people who are looked to as less, not treated like a burden or unwanted and are protected.
Disability in the media – mental illness are seen a the ‘bad guys’, murders, psychos on the verge of a breakdown. but this is 2% of the population.
ASSUMPTION – assuming from the social roles and barriers that someone with a disability is disabled. Which is not true, just because someone is disabled in one are (cant walk) doesn’t mean they are disabled in all areas of life.
Resources should be made available, disabled people are segregated. Fire alarm and exits, access to areas not just put in a lift far away – physically segregating away from abled people.
Permanently disregarded if you don’t make the improvement.
Disabled friendly design. Planes, public toilets, housing
Thousands of people missing out on enjoying things and spaces that are designed for them to enjoy. Not thought about when things are being designed. And if so why are the disabled friendly items or add-on extra and not included? The reality is accommodating for disability cost more money and more space, where is the area that design, cost and resources are met in the middle to cater everyone, or as close as possible.
Looking outside our own worlds to help others in their own worlds?
OITNB – EPISODE WHERE THE WHEELCHAIR GANG ARE ARRESTED, PEOPLE ASSUMED THEY COULD COMMIT CRIMES