|trouble (trouble) wrote,|
@ 2010-09-06 01:00 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||angry for a reason, disability, disability: disabled people don't exist, halifax isn't accessible, i write - therefore i am|
John Stossel, if your business doesn't accommodate wheelchair users chances are you don't have many customers who are wheelchair users.
(Gentle reader, I cannot believe I just typed that sentence 20 years after the ADA passed into law.)
(There is more than that in the post, I promise.)
Today is Jerry Lewis Hates Cripples Day!. (He really did tell people with disabilities that if they don't want pity they should just stay in their homes. I'm so happy he got a humanitarian award for his work with "the disabled", aren't you?)
I was reminded by this post by Bad Cripple about new ways to create social change about how much I want to do some things on campus, like block the front access to the main admin building and advise people to "find another route" (without a sign), and go around one day and put up signs in front of every inaccessible building with "This building does not allow wheelchair users to enter".
Of course, I also want to write in chalk in front of various buildings in Halifax "Wheelchair Users Not Welcome".
You should now talk me out of this.