The able-bodied were frustrated at times if I delayed them sitting down at the restaurant on time, purchasing their clothes, attending their meeting.
Again, my temporary disability is nothing compared to so many of the permanent and significant disabilities out there.
But it did make it clear to me that the frustration and anger of the disabled at the lack of handicap accessibility at places and the disregard for their plight by some is warranted.
Do we really live in a society where it is still all right for places that do not consider their needs? Is it adequate to only consider and spend money to accommodate the able-bodied?
No, it is not, and correcting this should be a priority until everywhere is just as convenient and welcoming to the handicap as it is for individuals privileged with their ability.
Reach Editor Stephen Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org.