Disability simulations have become more popular. We’re hearing about people dining in the dark, mayors being blindfolded and led around town and able bodied people using wheelchairs in the mall. The idea behind these simulations is to give people an idea of what a person with a disability goes through and how hard it can be to do daily tasks that some take for granted.
In this article, the author shares both sides of the simulations and how they help as well as why they may be giving a skewed version of a disability rather than an accurate picture of how life is when you are blind or in a wheelchair.
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Why disability simulations don’t always help you understand a disability, from someone who actually has one