Week 11- Reflection

The author states that in the past, people thought it’s best to hide disabilities when making things, and this gives a bad feeling. It doesn’t just hide a part of the person, but it might also make them feel like they should be embarrassed to show and talk about their disability, which is actually a part of who they are.

They give an example of making things for people with disabilities, like glasses. Glasses show how some people don’t follow the old way of thinking. There are many kinds and styles of glasses so people can choose what feels comfortable and looks nice to them. Nowadays some people even get glasses just because they like how they look even if they don’t need them to see better. But if we think about another thing they talked about, like a fake leg for someone who lost a leg, some people might think it doesn’t look good and hide it, even though it works fine. I really think this should change. No one should feel bad about having a disability.

I think that disability itself isn’t the primary challenge; rather, it’s the environment that often creates difficulties for individuals with disabilities. When surroundings lack accommodations or accessibility features it becomes harder for people with disabilities to navigate and participate fully. So by creating inclusive environments and removing barriers, we can empower individuals with disabilities to engage more effectively and comfortably in various aspects of life, promoting equality and inclusivity for all.

The last thing I want to say is that I agree that these things should be simple. The main point of making things for people with disabilities is to help them. The things should be easy for them to use without making them feel stressed.

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