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Dear Ableds, Stop Making Fun of Gadgets That Help Disabled People

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Not everything is made for you and that’s an understandably difficult pill to swallow. We live in a world where inaccessibility is the default; where tools that are created to make things easier are heavily scrutinized, deemed “lazy,” and called “useless.” “But ____ is such an easy thing to do.

Whoever can’t do it just isn’t trying hard enough or being lazy.” “Who even needs this device?” The answer to that is: people like me.

There are many gadgets that are explicitly geared towards disabled people that help make things more accomodating and accessible, such as shower chairs, AAC devices, shoe horns, rollators, and button hook/zipper pull devices.

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