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cherry thompson 🧬 9 Apr 19
You also can’t decide to accommodate one and not the other - that’s not how it works. Disabilities aren’t neat things that sit in their own boxes and are 100% easily defined all the time. What works for soft barriers can also work for hard and vice versa.
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cherry thompson 🧬 9 Apr 19
This is an absolutely ridiculous rant predicated on the concept of ‘laziness’ which is hyper judgemental and hateful. There’s no such thing as laziness just a lack of empathy or compassion for those people’s experience and what they’re looking for or struggling with
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cherry thompson 🧬 9 Apr 19
I really, truly employee you not to discriminate on people based on your ideas of who is ‘disabled enough’ to be allowed access. I can’t even begin to say in kind enough words how unacceptable that kind of thinking is to me.
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cherry thompson 🧬 9 Apr 19
*implore
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cherry thompson 🧬
Let me see if I can break this down for you; accessible design isn’t JUST for people who are ‘disabled enough’. It’s for everyone, it just starts with disabled people because when you design for parts of the human spectrum that are considered outliers you catch more
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cherry thompson 🧬 9 Apr 19
Inclusion goes in all directions at once. Being exclusionary about accessibility doesn’t just go against the very POINT of accessibility it’s ethically wrong. Trying to categorize people based on some strict definition of who exactly is disabled is so extreme I can’t even.
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cherry thompson 🧬 9 Apr 19
I spent actual decades disabled enough to need accessibility or accommodation but my disabilities went under the medical radar for complex reasons and so therefore I was called lazy at every damn turn when in reality I was just disabled in a bunch of different ways
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Ian Hamilton 9 Apr 19
Cherry can you stop this please? You're trying too hard to fill up my quotes of 2019 post, it isn't fair on everyone else.
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cherry thompson 🧬 9 Apr 19
Whoops sorry! I also read that first sentence as hyper serious and I was all OH NO 😆
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