This week Britain law makers sped ahead of the US with groundbreaking directives for transportation services. They ruled handicapped citizens priority for the handicapped spaces reserved on buses. Before the new code, ‘first come, first serve’ availability applied.
The change of rank came after a disabled man sued after denied access onto a bus because a woman with a child in a stroller claimed the seat first.
To discover more about this forward UK action click the link to the article below.
People living with disability, visible or invisible to the average person’s eye, must be given the right of way for dedicated space.
This inclusive action should be the global standard.
The UK upheld the civil rights for their disabled community.
Meanwhile the USA, where their political Senate refused to sign the UN Civil Rights for People Living with Disabilities ACT citing; American holds the ‘gold standard for the disabled,’ fell short in news concerning basic human rights toward the handicapped.
The lack of accessibility and civil rights to justly implement ADA mandates creates separation and isolation for the handicapped person(s).
The disparity in America’s ‘golden standard’ is blatant.
The disconcerting treatment of the disabled summed up in microcosm current event highlights reported below.
An airline, allegedly forced a paraplegic man to crawl off the plane. See link to this story below.
The Goodwill Foundation pays disabled workers substandard wages while the executives earn triple digit incomes. The NBC new clip can be seen and heard below.
An American veteran with his service dog is denied access into a food establishment. Click below to read more.
The USA lags behind modern times.
With lofty issues at hand, this Blog may seem to address a smaller than life issue affecting our country today.
I’d like to refer to a quote-
“You can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens.”
This quote stands in alignment with this Blog’s mission; authentic inclusion and equality for the disabled population who constitute 10% of the world population.
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See you in October — National Disability Awareness Month