Disability is defined as “any condition of the body or mind that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities and interact with the world around them” (”Disability and Health”). People living with a disability have endured significant discrimination over the years, including a lack of accessibility, workplace discrimination, and other forms of discrimination like prejudice in housing, education, and the media. These acts of discrimination include teachers not structuring their lessons to support students with cognitive disabilities, a lack of accurate representation in movies and television, and a lack of digital accessibility, with many forms of technology remaining completely inaccessible. Individuals can become a part of the marginalized disability group at any point in their life, regardless of their background, making it a unique and relevant topic to discuss. In addition, the length of time having a disability ranges amongst individuals (e.g. temporary vs. situational disabilities, or disabilities that are transitory/context-based).
Discusses corporal punishment, sexual harassment, and forced sterilization.