Friday, March 9, 2018

Why the Gutting of the ADA Matters

I'm not gonna lie. I'm not as good as I could be on disability issues. And that sucks all the more because I feel like most people don't pay enough attention to disability, accessibility, and ableism. I posted about the gutting of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but I didn't get just how much harder it would make life for disabled people until I read this Twitter thread.

I'm going to post the link to the Tumblr post because it contains both a handy list of screenshots and the entire thing captioned at the bottom for those with visual impairments.

From punk rock sock monkey

Long story short, though if you're able-bodied and you can you should really read the entire thing, being disabled makes every part of life ridiculously difficult because of a lack of accessibility and now the changes to the ADA put the onus on disabled people to have to beg every single business, from restaurants to grocery stores to banks and every other essential service out there, to follow basic accessibility laws. And it will be months before they even have to start to make the necessary changes.

Now call your damn senators.

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