A sensory impairment or an uneven gait is not a reason for you to walk out of the race of life. While it is true that we vary in pace, we agree towards a direction. Forward we go with our vulnerability and incompleteness. Disabled persons could feel invalidated by their ongoing conditions. Their daily activities are constrained but doesn’t mean they cannot be free. Just like everyone else, they want to single-handedly find their place in this world. Enabling them gives them every right should enjoy. Independence could be a safer choice for them if we allow these things, they deserve.
Expose their interests and hobbies
Handicapped persons come out to be the most passionate and artistic people. It is often that positive thrust that make them construct an image or identity for themselves. Disability is also regarded as more socially imposed than biologically entrenched. Playing the violin or painting mosaics somehow empower and stimulate disabled persons to embrace their experiences and strength in character. If you have a friend that is feeling oppressed, let him immerse in engaging symposiums or workshops.
Let them move around independently
It is natural to be meticulous and watchful around incapacitated relatives. Though, it tends to make them feel like such a burden if you assist them in every chore. One practical but safe action is to start in your own place. The disabled bathroom you usually see in malls and hospitals can be designed for your homes. It is one way to give them freedom as they are already restricted to do several, routine activities.
Treat them as human
It is similar when you want to keep your chronic disease a secret from your new and only friend. You are afraid that someone might just be too cautious around you. When someone who has social anxiety begs you to go grocery-shopping with her or a musical festival, of course you would ask permission from her parents. It’s better safe than sorry but you could bring your friend to a less crowded area like a plaza where she can easily retreat to a quieter zone. Show them that they are not missing out on life so much.
Be practically encouraging
Bringing positive vibes and warm hugs should be kept at moderate. Don’t implant any kind of extreme idealism in a disabled person. Don’t raise someone’s hopes up that he will be able to see or walk again, things like that. Just encourage your pal to keep learning brail or stay put in a sling hoist lifter. God can work miracles but it’s not for us to count on all the time.
Bring them to refreshing places
The present generation nowadays find the comforts of their four walls more convenient. It is just where it is alright to be awkward and boring. Reality is it’s boring when nothing ever happens. Take a disabled classmate in a museum or amusement park. One could feel all mixed emotions and forget what’s lacking physically or mentally. Still be mindful of her true condition.
Be considerate and respectful
Show you care by bestowing respect and tolerance. It is cliché but it always works. Respect begets respect so age, gender, race or ethnicity should not inhibit you from that. Be patient at all times and try putting yourself in their shoes. Don’t forget to ask someone also if it’s okay for you to offer her your seat.Efforts are consolidated to diversify the workforce. There is the fight for gender equality where men and women should have equal pay for the same work. However, the intersectionality of rights still seems hard to attain in a corporate world and competitive market.