Learn about the different types of barriers that this community faces on a day to day basis.
Common barriers disabled people face
A barrier is the presence or absence of different factors that can limit function for a person. Learn about the barriers that can make life more difficult for disabled people to understand how to be more inclusive.
A young white girl hugging her younger sister who has Downs Syndrome.
Have you ever told someone they were “brave,” “courageous,” or “inspirational” for living with a disability?
While it might not be our intent, saying that a disabled person is “brave,” “courageous,” or “inspirational” can be perceived as patronizing or condescending. It can come across as if we are applauding them for simply existing. Instead of claiming disabled people inspire you, appreciate them for their uniqueness and individuality. Read more questions to self reflect