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We know that 20% of the population self-identifies as having a disability at this point in the course, and we believe that many more persons have a diagnosed disability or will develop a short-term or non-permanent handicap. We’ve also seen how anyone, regardless of present status, can develop a disability, but we’ve also thought about how people born with disabilities may differ from those who develop disabilities later in life. When you consider that the likelihood of a person developing a handicap increases as they get older, it’s easy to see how disability will likely affect each of us at some point during our lives.
This week, you’ll learn about the experiences of persons born with disabilities and how age affects disability, as well as caregivers for children and aging adults with disabilities, and those who develop a disability as they become older.
1. Consider how someone deals with their impairment. Why do you think a person who is born with a disability differs from someone who develops a disability later in life?
2. They may have different perspectives on the disability movement, culture, and history; they may also have different perspectives on the importance of the disability rights movement based on their prior and subsequent experiences with disabilities.
How can someone with a long-term impairment feel about disability rights differently than someone with a temporary condition?
How do these events resemble one another?
3. In designing for disability or campaigning for disability equality, what role do you believe carers and parents of people with disabilities should play?
4. If we’re all more likely to have disabilities as we get older, and more people are living longer lives, it stands to reason that we’ll all require more accommodations as we age.
Why do you believe that more of our businesses, society, and culture are not geared to make older or disabled individuals more accessible?