Having just booked a week away for myself via the Airbnb website, it made me wonder how much of a nightmare it would’ve been to find somewhere to stay if I had a disability.
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Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to ‘see’ using a form of echolocation. He uses clicking noises, like a bat, to build up a picture of the world around him. It’s no wonder that his nickname is ‘Batman’.
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Most families with a disabled child say that one of the hardest difficulties they face is public reaction to disability. As an able-bodied person with little experience of disability myself, I often feel anxious when confronted with disability. Why the anxiety? Mostly because I’m afraid of unintentionally saying something inappropriate, patronising or hurtful.
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When was the last time you saw disability represented positively in a children’s film, cartoon, or computer game? How about a child’s toy? There are millions of children in the world with disabilities, yet positive representation is hard to come by. Recently we found out about the brilliant #ToyLikeMe campaign.
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