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thefaultinourspoons:

drejofvalenwood:

thefaultinourspoons:

This is basically a post for people who think that the world is accessible for those who are disabled, although this is centred around those who use a wheelchair. 

And this doesn’t include when people park in disabled spaces without a badge, or question those who park in disabled spaces who don’t use a chair.

The first picture is of a disabled parking space, where the snow has been pushed into that space whilst people were clearing the car park. This also happens when snow ploughers push the snow to the side of the road and onto the pavement as it blocks the dipped down pavement where wheelchair users can get on/off of the pavement and most wheelchairs struggle to be able to push through the snow.

The second picture is of a lift/elevator in Boots a store in the UK, where there are baskets and cases in front of the lift, which block wheelchair users from using it and accessing other levels in the store.

The third picture is of a zebra crossing with a lowered pavement for wheelchair users, and there is an island in the middle with a normal height curb, which blocks wheelchair users, and it means they have to go around, along with having bollards near the entrance which don’t look wide enough to fit a wheelchair through.

The fourth picture is that of a ramp, which has a step in order to get onto the ramp. (I’m pretty sure they didn’t even try.)

The fifth picture is of a ramp with a tree in the middle, which doesn’t have enough room on either side for a wheelchair to get through.

The sixth picture is of a very very steep ramp, which even if you have someone pushing your chair you probably won’t be able to get up it!

The seventh picture is of a disabled parking space, which has a ramp leading to the entrance, which again has steps in order to access the ramp.

The eighth picture is of ‘disabled parking’, where non of the spaces have room to allow chairs to get out of the car, except at the back. They are just normal spaces where a blue sign has been placed in an attempt to make the parking ‘wheelchair accessible’.

The ninth picture is of a reception desk which is too high for wheelchair users to access, as they can’t be seen, due to the fact that they are smaller than the desk.

The final picture is of a ramp which only goes halfway up the curb, essentially meaning there is a step at the top of the ramp.

If anybody still thinks the world isn’t staked against those who are disabled, then I honestly worry about you.

You make good points, but you can’t say the world is actively against the disabled. There are a good many buildings who need to accommodate for them, and some haven’t for a myriad of reasons. Some places’ll do the bare minimum to keep the law from breathing down their necks, but that’s all.

However, this doesn’t mean that the ‘world is staked against’ the disabled. Some places have really nice accomodations, and other places go above and beyond. Let’s try not to generalize.

People with disabilities are among the most marginalized groups in the world. WHO

83% of women with disabilities will be sexually abused in their lifetime bpvav

Children with disabilities are five times more likely to be abused bpvav

The amount of people with disabilities that drop out of Uni have doubled in a year the guardian

Goodwill pay their disabled employs less than a $1 per hour aljazeera

Families with a person with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty gov   twice as likely according to scope

Disabled people are less likely to be employed gov

Disabled people are three times less likely to have any qualifications, and are half as likely to have a degree gov

Over 25% of disabled people have said they don’t frequently have control of their own lives gov

Disabled people are more likely to experience discrimination at work than those who aren’t disabled gov

About a third of people with disabilities experience difficulties accessing public, commercial and leisure goods and services gov

About a fifth of disabled people have difficulties accessing public transport gov

Disabled people are more likely to be a victim of crime than non disabled people gov

1 in 3 households with a disabled person do not live in decent accommodation (this could be linked with the poverty statistic) gov

1 in 5 people with disabilities who need adaptations in their home believe their accommodation isn’t suitable

Disabled men make 11% less than non disabled men per hour, and women 22%

  • 38 per cent of people believe disabled people are a burden on society
  • 28 per cent of people believe there is Ill feeling around the perceived extra support given to disabled people (28 per cent
  • More than a quarter (27 per cent) of people think disabled people are treated differently because there is a lack of knowledge around disability
  • Nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) of people have admitted they avoid disabled people because they don’t know how to act around them
  • More than half (52 per cent) of people  assume disabilities are physical
  • Only 7 per cent  of people would consider mental disability when told that a person is disabled
  • Only 26 per cent of people class facial disfigurement as a disability
  • More than a third (34 per cnt) don’t consider hearing loss to be a disability.
  • One hundred and eighty disability hate crimes are committed every day in this country.
  • Fear and loss of confidence are the most common consequences of disability harassment.
  • Prosecutions and convictions for disability hate crime fell in 2011/12 after rising three years in a row – only partly due to fewer referrals from the police

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TLDR: disabled people do not have life handed to them on a plate, there are so many things that people could do to make our lives easier, but they don’t. things like the pictures above were a visual example, and the sad thing is, I found all these pictures on sites that stated they were hilarious. 

The world is staked against disabled people, and so are the people, and yes not everyone is, but stop implying that disabled people have it easy, but some of the world is actively against disabled people, and some of it isn’t, but when it comes down to it, disabled people have a hard time, and a lot have to fight for basic rights.

And I’m going to presume that you aren’t disabled, and I’m sorry for making an assumption, because I know better than anyone that invisible disabilities are all too common, so please don’t try to tell us what it’s like to live with a disability if you have no idea what it’s like yourself

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http://nowyoukno.com/post/98683293147/s-k-apegoat-my-city-is-in-chaos-this-is-whats

s-k-apegoat:

My city is in chaos.
This is what’s happening to Hong Kong right this minute.


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It is difficult for me to put into words, but simply put, University students started a class boycott movement demanding democracy and universal suffrage from the Hong Kong and Chinese…

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millennialau:

Reporting of incident where this man fucking forcibly ran into @bdoulaoblongata with his walker while saying he is Darren Wilson. Protestors were protesting this location because owner stopped allowing black patrons to enter, only white patrons and pulled a gun out on protestors.

Video clips of him allowing white patrons only and locking door to come.

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iprayforangels:

vivere-est-ars:

every woman on tumblr should have this on their dash

everyone on tumblr should have this on their dash

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patriciaalvarado:

patriciaalvarado:

My last year of college more accurately explained via facebook status

Patricia Alvarado

i could add so much more to this now u___u

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palestiniandaddy:

Somehow

I don’t know how but somehow

I am still surprised [but not] at the entitlement felt amongst Israelis and their supporters, ESPECIALLY amongst the “leftist” crowd.

These people are utterly ridiculous and devoid of any semblance of higher functioning in the brain or the capacity to think ~outside~ of their tiny, bigoted little bubbles.

They refuse to listen to any sort of reason, no matter how “calmly” and “rationally” you propose it to them, no matter how much you omit in order to limit potential backlash in regards to your views, no matter how much you censor yourself in order to appease their insatiable bloodlust for any Palestinian who decides to go against what their feeble collective has dubbed “acceptable”.

It’s never, ever about presentation, and it’s never, ever about how they “feel”, and it’s always about speaking truth to power and presenting a narrative that they both refuse to hear and do everything to make sure nobody even attempts to speak about in the first place.

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lightspeedsound:

gridprint:

deezyville:

Seriously…fuck the L.A. Times for this.

oh my god

I’m just going to point out that apparently according to this dude, hip-hop can’t be chic and edgy which is really fucked up and weird considering how many big name designers have been capitalizing off of hip-hop culture for decades now…

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Thomas Sankara was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. During the Organization of African Unity Summit of 1987, Sankara delivers a speech entitled “Against Debt” in which he calls upon African nations to refuse to pay debts imposed by international imperialist powers. [Link]

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generalbriefing:

walkerflexxasranger:

sonsandbrothers:

AMAZING: Leah Still, daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, had surgery on Thursday to remove all of her cancerous tumors. She’s recovering quickly!

#BeatCancer #PrayForLeah #DaughtersAndSisters

:)

The support this girl is getting warms my heart.

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