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Disability Myths

Posted by Dr Satendra Singh, Enabling Unit on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Autism 

 Disability Myths

In my opinion the biggest discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (PwD) is attitudinal. There assumptions may take the form of myths as well as stereotypes. On International Day of PwD’s, I am sharing with you ten myths people encountered regarding disabilities and the truths behind them.

Myth: People with Learning Disability and Attention Deficient Disorder are not very smart.

Fact: Intelligence has nothing to do with Learning Disability and Attention Deficien...

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An 'Apple' a day keeps the disability away

Posted by Satendra Singh on Saturday, October 8, 2011,

The media image of the disability is almost distorted perpetuating wrong beliefs among both abled and disabled as very well portrayed by Abha Khetarpal. The commercial for the new Apple iPhone Siri is different in this sense. It embraces Steve Jobs vision of embracing universal design both technology wise as well as promotion wise. The commercial ends with a visually impaired using the device. This is not the end. The soundtrack also is given by a visually impaired person- Ray Charles. As Job...
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