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Be An Ally

If you want to tackle bias, rewire people’s brains with continuous, natural experiences with people who challenge their stereotypes.
— Dr. Vivienne Ming
Able-bodied people don’t often talk about disability, and the fear of getting something wrong or offensive keeps us from addressing it. We might even accidentally point out that we aren’t as comfortable with disability as we want the world to believe.

But these fears shouldn’t stop us from confronting our own biases.
— "6 ways to be a better ally to people living with disabilities" (Mashable)

Disability is diversity.

It makes us human.

Read: Remember that disability is a part of diversity.

Disability is not inability.

We always find a way.

Read: Never set low expectations for people with disabilities.

Assistive devices enhance our abilities.

Yours, too.

Read: Treat assistive devices as tools. Address the person, not their companion.

Universal design gives us full access to life.

You, too.

Read: Learn about and implement universal design.

You might not see our disability.

So, don't make assumptions.

Read: Don't assume people with disabilities are unhappy or need help.

We might be inspirational.

But, not because of our disability.

Read: Avoid labeling people with disabilities as "inspiring."

Get to know us.

Nothing to be afraid of.

Read: Don't fear disability. Confront your discomfort, and ask questions. 

We're cool.

We can deal.

Read: Be educated and educate others.

So part of how you can be a better ally is to just get to know disabled people. A variety of us, so you are not uncomfortable and worried about how your reactions might appear to us.
— BITTER BUTCH aka Haddayr Copley-Woods, "How Can I Be A Better Ally To Disabled People?"