Stereotypes Of Physical Disabilities

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A man with a cane and dark sunglasses is seen reaching for a door to open it, there is a need for the man on the other side to hold it open for him while he goes through, though he has arms. A child in a wheelchair has been given the accommodation to be seated in front of his class, though he is not blind. An employee with cerebral palsy is given the freedom to work less hours, but does not want to as he is fully capable of doing his job. The appearance of people with a physical disability was not a choice but granted a cause of mishap. For example, the blind man was not born blind but was involved in an accident that caused him to be disconnected from the world visually. This causes this group of people to be stereotyped as not being able to be independent, have access to education and employment, and ultimately being labeled as “handicapped”.
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