The Challenges of being Alone and Disabled

Sara

It is one thing to live with disability; it is another thing to be alone. People who are disabled and staying alone do face a lot of challenges. There are physical challenges like accessing buildings that are not disability friendly and attitude challenges.

People with disabilities encounter many different forms of attitudinal barriers.

Pity

People feel sorry for the person with a disability, which tends to lead to patronizing attitudes. People with disabilities generally don't want pity and charity, just equal opportunity to earn their own way and live independently.

Hero worship

People consider someone with a disability who lives independently or pursues a profession to be brave or "special" for overcoming a disability. Click To Read More