Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Deal With Disability

I discovered a new cool blog today. It is called The Deal With Disability.

It is sort of like Wheelchair Kamikazee in that it involves a video camera attached to a wheelchair. But it goes a step further and takes "candid camera" like videos of how people treat a wheelchair user. Some of the videos show good treatment, and others show...um, bizaare treatment. Like the waitress who wanted to help Eva, the blogger drink.

There is also a forum where other wheelchair users can share stories and discuss how they have been treated. One forum writer shares a shocking story that a physician told him he would not support getting an electric wheelchair saying "she isn't worth the resources. she'll never be able to drive it".

These are stories that need to be told. Now I hope that the audience will not be limited to wheelchair users.