Warrington Disability Partnership

It's not rocket surgery...

I found this piece in Disability Horizons really hit the spot when it simply set about describing a short experiment in human nature. What happens when traditional ways of communicating don't work as they should ? How do people react ? are they relaxed, respectful, understanding, practical and, well, communicative ?

Nope, they are mostly bewildered, flustered, perturbed, even aggressive and rude. This isn't rocket science ok. Most of us would have suspected that my first line of "optional responses" wouldn't be the ones experienced in this basic experiment. But honestly, when are we going to see things change ?

Why in these exciting times of instant communication via various tech devices can't we better understand that not everyone communicates the same way ?

About the author

Mark Wilson was a trustee on the WDP Board for five years, and a social media management lead until 1st May 2017. Mark's personal blogging website, The Blue Badge Blog, covers a wide range of disability issues, particularly accessible travel.

17th February 2016