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Happy International Day of People with Disabilities!

Did you know that 1 in 5 people has a disability and that 80% of them are invisible disabilities?

We have to celebrate all kinds of disabilities, because it’s not an ugly word, and avoiding saying it ends up making who we are a taboo, and to not talk about our needs and who we are.

I have two disabilities: I use a hearing aid and I am autistic, and I have a chronic illness. It is important not to focus and hear about just one disability, because in addition to be possible to have more than one, it is the only minority that anyone can join at any point in life.

Following other people with different races, sexual orientations, disabilities, social strata, etc., allows us to better understand the need for accessibility and improvements that we still have to make in our society.

Here are some people with disabilities or disabilities other than Autism, on Instagram, to follow:

  • @chronicallycranky
  • @drewgurza
  • @aaron___philip
  • @upgradeaccessibility
  • @nina_tame
  • @crutches_and_spice
  • @chellaman
  • @the.chronic.couple
  • @wheelchair_rapunzel
  • @lorrayne_carolyne
  • @dayane.limaa
  • @tephmarques

Feliz Dia Internacional das Pessoas com Deficiência!

Sabia que 1 em cada 5 pessoas tem uma deficiência e dessas, 80% são invisíveis?

Temos que celebrar todo o tipo de deficiência, porque não é uma palavra feia, e evitar dizer acaba por tornar quem somos num tabu.

Eu tenho duas deficiências, uso aparelho auditivo e sou autista, e tenho um doença crónica. É importante não nos focarmos apenas numa deficiência porque para além de podermos ter mais que uma, é a única minoria para o qual qualquer pessoa pode entrar a qualquer ponto da vida.

Seguindo outras pessoas com diferentes raças, orientações sexuais, deficiências, estrato social, etc, permite compreendermos melhor a necessidade de acessibilidade e melhorias que ainda temos que fazer na nossa sociedade.

Aqui vão algumas pessoas com deficiência ou incapacidades diferentes de Autismo, no Instagram, para seguirem:

  • @chronicallycranky
  • @drewgurza
  • @aaron___philip
  • @upgradeaccessibility
  • @nina_tame
  • @crutches_and_spice
  • @chellaman
  • @the.chronic.couple
  • @wheelchair_rapunzel
  • @lorrayne_carolyne
  • @dayane.limaa
  • @tephmarques

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