Till now, The PWD Forum cannot find a country where persons with disabilities (PWDs) will be absolutely safe and sound.
It cannot be in the United States of America where The PWD Forum has 212 viewers. Chairman Sachin Pavithran of the U.S. Access Board and the disability policy analyst in the Utah State University still sees “misguided sympathy” and “warped forms of discrimination” 25 years after the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed.
It cannot be in Canada where The PWD Forum has 36 viewers. Even with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, columnist and public health reporter Andre Picard of The Globe and Mail observes that “we continue to treat inclusion of people with disabilities as a privilege rather than a right.”
It cannot be in the United Kingdom where The PWD Forum has 18 viewers. The digital news and views service CommonSpace has reported that the government has cut disability job support by 40% following controversies over the social security sanctions regime.
But then, nothing is absolute. The PWD Forum just hopes that it could convince its readers to act on the social problem physical disability has come to be.
“Discrimination occurs when, for some unfounded reason, those with disabilities are labeled as having “special” needs that are assumed to be better met at “special” schools.” ~ Sachin Pavithran
Video taken from the YouTube Channel of the Charlestown Middle School