"See the person, not the chair"

A friend of mine from university shared this blog post by Sarah Wilson, 20 Things Not to Say or do to Someone in a Wheelchair. Since reading the article and sharing it on my FaceBook page, I pretty much for got about it until yesterday when I rediscovered this gem.

It wasn’t until I read the article that these things came out of the shadows screaming their inappropriateness. A lot of these such as the “coming down to my level” and “patting me on the head” occurred to me personally.

A couple of minutes ago while trying (in vain) to find something useful to do, I discovered this on Pinterest:

                                         from nmeda.com

People, this is the cardinal rule. Remember that.