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3-01-2011 @ 6:30PM
"I still think it is important to note that there is no standard definition for being disabled."I agree entirely with this statement and urge people to have a good think about what it really means.I for one don't have a disability, but I do have Dyslexia. Now many people think that Dyslexia is only about a persons ability to read and write, but actually it's quite a strange and subtle one. It is essentially an "error" in the wiring of the brain which makes Dyslexics think and process information in a different way to usual.You may have heard descriptions of how a dyslexic person sees a page of words, with all of the letters floating about the place and the spaces between the letters flashing like blinking lights... well now imagine what it's like when you're trying to drive and the cars on the road seem to be moving side to side and floating slightly off the road.I want to stress that not every person with Dyslexia has this issue. Different people with the condition will have very different experiences! But in my own case I'll never be able to drive simply because it's too darn dangerous. And of course translated into WoW it means missing a lot of mobs, and losing where things are. But is this really a disability? No. At most it's a mild annoyance. People with true disability's have a lot more to cope with, and in many varied different ways. If you can imagine it, it's out there!As a final random aside, the UK Equality Act 2010 defines disability as follows:"A person has a disability for the purposes of the Act if he or she has a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities"Food for thought!
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