Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Segregation, by Holly Warland

Powerful words by Holly Warland:

"There is still blatant segregation in Australian society, and it's for a large group of people whose daily discrimination is rarely acknowledged. The only times people with disabilities are discussed are when they are portrayed as either "inspirational", or crooks who are cheating the welfare system. Individuals at both ends of this extreme spectrum don't represent the real issues that people with disabilities face.

These issues include accessing buildings or businesses. Or going to the toilet. Or crossing the road safely. Or even finding a place to sit and order a meal or a drink at a restaurant. Not only is it discrimination, it's segregation."