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  • Ableism, does it exist?

    Posted by frankie-p on April 24, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Ableism : discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities

    This has been a topic of conversation for a long time and I was wondering how the FA community feels about it. Have you ever experienced being treated differently because of your disability? And I dont mean people staring or anything of that matter. I mean, have you been let go from a job? Or even denied to even apply? Denied access to a building? Anything like this?

    matt-lafleur replied 4 years, 12 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • matt-lafleur

    Member
    April 24, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    I believe in it for sure, but I don’t think it’s always malicious. It’s just really inconvenient for disabled people to maneuver places, and bosses notice that. After I finished grad school, I went on a ton of interviews, but never got hired. I think it was due to things like the building’s accessibility.

  • matt-lafleur

    Member
    April 24, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    I believe in it for sure, but I don’t think it’s always malicious. It’s just really inconvenient for disabled people to maneuver places, and bosses notice that. After I finished grad school, I went on a ton of interviews, but never got hired. I think it was due to things like the building’s accessibility.

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