From the This Ain’t Livin’ blog:

Society collectively makes our (people with disabilities’) lives valueless by isolating us and placing us in positions where we are reminded that our lives are lesser. The problem with, for example, someone with paraplegia being unable to leave the house except for very specific occasions does not lie with the paraplegia. It lies with the community the person lives in, making it hard for the person to use a wheelchair for mobility and engage in activities; disability doesn’t stop you from going to the beach, say, or driving carriage horses, or flying a kite. The infrastructure is what stops you.

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