Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby

Article from the New York Times on traveling with a disability

The New York Times ran an article on travel and disabilities today. It was pretty balanced, and covered more of the attitudinal barriers we face when traveling. I thought it was pretty good, though wish they had represented other issues as well. I've had situations where people just don't get it. Julio gets completely distracted by people petting him. I can only do so much to keep him calm when the security screener is cooing and getting excited.

I shudder to think of how people with invisible disabilities get treated. Since my RSD has gotten worse, I've always had a brace on my ankle, so the security screeners leave it alone. The brace is plastic, so I rarely set off the alarm. But if the screener started running a wand over my foot, it would be very difficult to tolerate.
Here's the article on the NYT site
And here's one that may be easier with a screen reader, or ggood if the other one doesn't work.
Tags: disability related, mainstream news, rsd sucks

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