Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cure the Disabled Person? Or Cure Society?

I read an article today about a paralyzed man that was able to walk again, with a special frame, thanks to a cell transplant.

I wish they'd spend some money eliminating barriers and improving access for people with disabilities instead of trying to find "cures" to make people walk. I know most people think everyone wants to walk and should walk, and I'm sure many people that are unable to walk would like to be able to do so, but walking really is not the goal for everyone that can't walk, and I think accessibility is a goal everyone would agree on. It also changes the focus from a medical model of disability to a social model, which I think would be much more beneficial.

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