Problems Facing Disabled People

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In this essay, I will be talking about the injustices faced by disabled or impaired people. Martin Luther King always supported equal justice for all, and some people aren’t getting it. There are more than 1 billion people who are considered disabled, and many don’t get the treatment that they need or deserve. I think it is unjust that most movements to support disabled people’s rights didn’t begin until the 1950s and 60s, and the first laws regulating the treatment of disabled people in the UK weren’t passed until 1995. There are many problems facing disabled people, such as inadequate facilities, lack of acceptance in their communities, and lack of access to general needs. Many disabled people don’t get the facilities that they need such as appropriate bathrooms and access ramps. People in wheelchairs generally have more limited mobility, but we can make it easier for these people by allowing access to things that they literally need. It isn’t that hard to make a bathroom available to people who are wheelchair bound, as well as people without disabilities. Many restaurants and grocery stores could also add access ramps in the entrance as well as in the food aisles. Being in a wheelchair also limits arm reach, so shelves could be lowered. Water fountains often can’t be used by people in wheelchairs simply because they are too tall. These are all relatively simple fixes that could make life a lot easier for some people. Sometimes, trains, cars, taxis, and airplanes aren’t
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