Reddit thread on disability

A powerful Reddit thread reveals what it’s like to be disabled (Washington Post).

[A] reddit user posted a thread about the lives of people with disabilities. Called “Disabled people of reddit, what is something we do that we think helps, but it really doesn’t?”, the thread received almost 10,000 comments from people with a wide range of disabilities, such as missing limbs, cerebral palsy, severe back pain and rheumatoid arthritis, in just a few days.

Here are 14 of the most common suggestions that people with disabilities made about how to treat them. Some of these suggestions are incredibly insightful; others should be obvious, but apparently bear repeating.

Hearing loss discrimination

Who are the role models since Helen Keller?, by Janice S Lintz (HuffPost).  This article is about hearing loss- the lack of accommodations for it, the stigma (many prominent figures hide their hearing loss, while revealing many other personal facts), and the media’s focus on “inspiration porn” and sensationalism (children with cochlear implants hearing their parents’ voices for the first time), followed by some practical suggestions for communication accommodations.