- The time scheduled for bathroom breaks on tour includes time for chair assembly, transferring, rolling, needing more than 5 seconds to do whatever it is you do, rolling, transferring, and chair disassembly.
- You arrive at the airport with your co-workers and everyone rushes to help you.
- TSA remembers you.
- People understand why having to use the freight elevator in your building is wrong.
- When, in addition to the usual computers, printers, phones, etc., the office is littered with wheels, tire pumps, tool kits, pairs of prosthetic legs, and sequinned crutches.
- Spasticity is a regular part of daily conversation.
- People uninhibitedly talk about rolling, pushing, walking, or whatever.
- In an emergency, you can sometimes borrow one of whatever you need from a co-worker.
- No one freaks out when you tip your chair over.
- A work dinner in a restaurant feels like the gimps have conquered the world.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Disability At Work
You know that disability is an important factor in your work environment when: