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Claiming Crip: Accessibility Is Not “A Nice Thing To Do”

The truth is, accessibility is not “a nice thing to do”. Accessibility is a necessity. Even more than that accessibility is a right. When we frame access and accessibility as “a nice thing to do” it becomes an act of charity, and even an afterthought. When we talk about accessibility as an act of kindness or a nicety we eliminate its absolute necessity. It is absolutely nice for a stranger to shovel a curb cut to help somebody out, but the actual act of having a clear curb cut to use is so much more than a nice thing, it is an absolute requirement for many disabled people to go about living their daily lives. Without shoveled curb cuts I would not be able to get to work. Without shoveled curb cuts I would not even be able to leave my apartment complex.

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