Friday, June 7, 2013

Disney Gets Tough

I'm glad to see that the worst problem in the world regarding people with disabilities is finally being dealt with:

Associated Press / Orange County Register - June 7, 2013

Look, I posted about this before, and I agree that its unethical for people with disabilities to use their disability status to usher other, non-disabled people to the front of lines. It's also unethical for tour guide companies that hire people with disabilities specifically because they can do this, and it's unethical an extra layer of disgusting for the families that pay big bucks for this "service". I just don't think it's the biggest scandal in the disability world, by a longshot.

Also, do people with disabilities really value going to the head of all the lines the lines due to their disability? It sounds like one of those "privileges" that non-disabled people like to hand out, while they skimp and fudge their way around true accessibility and equal opportunity. You need too much care so you have to live in a nursing home, but if you are fortunate enough to have a car, why you can park in handicapped spots!

On the other hand, I haven't been to Disney World in decades, and I understand those lines can be incredibly long, so maybe its a perk worth preserving.

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