The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Settling Some Old Arguments About Ableism

Disabled people know better than most that in a crisis, in times of confusion, fear, and deprivation, rules and norms meant to protect us can disappear like wisps of smoke. But we just don’t know how things will actually play out.  That’s another familiar experience for most disabled people … the gap between the way things are supposed to be, the way people think they are, and the way they actually are for people with disabilities.

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Topics:
Emergency management, Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies

Author:
Andrew Pulrang

Source:
Forbes

Date published:
Tue 31st Mar, 2020