RESPECT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

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Disability etiquette entails that an individual treats a person with a disability as a human being with feelings. A person is not defined by his disability should be referred to as an individua first and foremost. Decorum calls to steer clear of asking questions about a person’s ability unless it is brought up. Etiquette includes not rushing to help a person with a disability without being asked. A person should only provide assistance if the other is accepted and should not be offended if the request is turned down.

In most circumstances, it is acceptable to shake hands with a person upon meeting him. However, when being introduced to a person with a disability, it may not always be socially acceptable to shake his hand. Upon first encountering a person with a disability, disability etiquette requires asking him if it is acceptable to shake hands. Smiling with a warm, , verbal greeting is acceptable upon an initial meeting with a person with a disability.

Disability etiquette necessitates respecting the personal space of a person with a disability. In conversing with a person in a wheelchair, decorum requires refraining from touching the wheelchair unless asked. Also, a a person should try to put himself an eye level when speaking with an individual in a wheelchair. When interacting with a person with vision impairment, etiquette requires refraining from treating a seeing eye dog as a pet.

So people with disabilities should be treated like other normal human beings and should never be discriminated especially in their job fields. As it really hurts their self esteem and brings them down, so to encourage them to work in the workforce, find out ways what they can do and prove they can do something around in their lives to earn a living. Doesn’t it make any sense????

So we the disabilities should not be looked down as if we are not capable. Put yourself in our shoes and think what we’d go through in this situation of not being able to find a job. So be humble and be considerate. 

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