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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 2 Jun 18
You know, you people wouldn't have to do this masturbatory AWW LOOK AT THE ABLED HELPING THE CRIPPLE bullshit if you just had ramps and made shit accessible like the damn law says you should.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 2 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
Ableds are so mad about this asgdjsksjsk did you rly never consider that Disabled people may just want to get places on their own....? Like, have independence and accessibility the way non-Disableds do??
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
I have seen so many non-Disableds telling Disabled people (not just others but me too) that we're making this about us. hello? Accessibility *is* about us.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
This is not about ableds. This is not about abled being abled ableding everywhere they abledly can. Inaccessibility is about Disabled people. Inaccessibility is always about Disabled people.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
we just want to GO PLACES and EXIST IN PUBLIC and yet we're told we're being greedy and selfish and self-centered by people who've never been impacted by inaccessibility in their whole lives ????? lmao ableds are a trip.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
The most problematic part of this for me is "inspiring thousands online". Inspiring thousands to... what? Because I'm *certain* it was not "inspiring thousands online to push for increased accessibility & ADA compliance". If I'm wrong I will admit it and apologize. (But I'm not.)
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
Ableds want to feel good about themselves and feel like they're doing something to help Disabled people without actually doing anything. I'm mot talking about the little kid, I'm talking about all the "inspired" people eating this shit up and asking for seconds.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
If you want to help Disabled people, push for accessibility and ADA compliance. Make it so we don't NEED "random acts of kindness" from strangers just to navigate public spaces. Enable our independence. Be aware of inaccessibility. Call it out. Support . DO something.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
Look how much they think that asking for increased accessibility is a genuinely unreasonable request. lol.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @MizTeeFranklin
I'm extra irritated right now because I just caught up on what's been happening with , who had to leave a panel (that invited her) because it did not have a ramp for her. This is what inaccessibility does.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈
Ramps should be the standard. Automatic doors should be the standard. Elevators in multi-story buildings should be the standard. ASL interpreters at events should be the standard. Braille menus at restaurants should be the standard. Accessibility should be the standard.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
You cannot meaningfully support Disabled people without supporting accessibility.
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Elisa 3 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
They recently remodeled the whole parking lot behind my work so that there was an accessible ramp... all of the business owners were thoroughly upset by the inconvenience. I asked them if they had thought of the inconvenience that lot has been to disabled people for years...
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @LeastWeTry
the govt could (& should) spend less on defense, and they could spend more on infrastructure
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @LeastWeTry
Yeah you're right... they should, imo! I dont know what happens now or what I think should happen legally.. I know it sucks for small businesses but like just like how small restaurants still have to comply w the health code small businesses should still have to comply w the ADA
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @LeastWeTry
lots of small businesses do it and just have to eat the costs. The ADAs been around for almost 3 decades now, they've had time. but I do know if there's one accessible place and one inaccessible place, I'm spending my money at the first one. (bc I don't have a choice lol)
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @LeastWeTry
My money is just as good as an non-wheelchair user's money. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Jon Lawton 3 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
Braille menus seems like a really easy thing to implement. Are most printing companies geared up to do it? How well does Braille handle lamination? *Heads off to Google*
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @jlrlawton
Idk I saw it in a viral inspoporn post about this girl who as a teenager was for the first time going to a restaurant where she could read the menu bc it was in Braille and it just made so much sense
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @jlrlawton
Also I worked in food service for many years and once I saw this little girl signing w/ her parents and she handed me the money so I signed "thank you" and she got SO EXCITED which was so cute bc she was a little kid but so depressing bc it's like, the most basic of interactions.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @jlrlawton
Idk, people getting happy over basic things that should just be the standard (like having their correct pronouns used or some bare minimum level of accessibility) makes me so depressed lmao
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 3 Jun 18
Replying to @postordinary
The forklift thing really ... just ....
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Barry Rueger 3 Jun 18
Um... DANGEROUS? ILLEGAL? That's the kind of stunt that forklift schools spend a LOT of time discouraging.
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the girl formerly known as the birthday girl🎈 4 Jun 18
Replying to @appalbarry
why did I not realize until now that people have to learn how to drive a forklift?? It really never occurred to me!
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Barry Rueger 4 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
Forklift thread! The wheels that turn to steer you are on the back, not the front like a car, so the forklift is tricky to steer. Instead of the back end "following" the front, it rotates around a point at the front. /1
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Barry Rueger 4 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
Wheelchair users would probably be good forklift drivers. /2
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Barry Rueger 4 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
If you try to list too heavy a load the front end of the forklift will tip down and the back wheels will lift off the ground. /3
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Barry Rueger 4 Jun 18
Replying to @coffeespoonie
Forks have a lot of cool features (depend how cheap your boss was) up/down; tilt forward and back; shift right and left; move apart or towards each other. )for wider or skinnier loads) /3
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