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Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Disabled Singles, Online Dating |

Misconceptions Cause Challenges For People With Disabilities

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There is as much diversity among people with disabilities as among the general population. Additionally, types of disabilities are many and varied. For these reasons, every person with a disability faces a unique set of challenges each and every day just as we all do. Be that as it may, there are some challenges that all people with disabilities face every day. These are made up of the preconceived notions of others.

Due to lack of information, misunderstanding, fear, ignorance or insecurity many people have a faulty perception of members of the disabled community. Here are some of the common attitudinal barriers people with disabilities face in others:

Patronization: People who pity or feel sorry for people with disabilities often treat them and unintentionally patronizing manner.

Being put on a pedestal: Very often, people with disabilities find themselves praised excessively and unreasonably for simply being able to carry out activities of daily living. This is a way of excessively focusing on the persons disabilities rather than simply acknowledging his or her abilities.

Being treated as an inferior: This also manifests as enhanced awareness of the person’s disability and little or no awareness of that person’s capability. The difference is that rather than being “put on a pedestal” the person is looked down upon.

Dismissive Attitude: People who jump in to do things for people with disabilities are often simply ignorant of the fact that the person can take care of these tasks him or herself and would prefer to do so. This dismissive attitude is also apparent when a person with a disability is left out of an activity, event or opportunity on the assumption that the person would be incapable of participating.

Spread Effect: People who make the assumption that a person with a disability is affected in an overall manner by his or her disability is exhibiting the spread effect. Examples of this include people who shout when talking to blind people or speak very slowly when talking with a person using a wheelchair.

Stereotyping: Many people assume that all blind people have an enhanced sense of smell or that all people with Down syndrome are innocent and sweet. There are many stereotypes that people unthinkingly apply to people with disabilities. It is important to remember that the disabled community is made up of a very diverse population of individuals each with his or her own unique traits and abilities.

Inappropriate Jealousy: People who misunderstand the rules and regulations surrounding accommodation for people with disabilities sometimes believe that the disabled are given special privileges or unfair advantages. This is not the case. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) seeks only to level the playing field to provide equal opportunity and access.

Denial of the disability: Very often people who experienced hidden disabilities such as epilepsy, arthritis, cancer, heart conditions or psychiatric conditions encounter denial of their disability. It is important to understand that under the ADA, a disability is defined as an impairment that limits one or more major life activities of daily living. When this is the case, accommodation must be made for the disability – even if it is a hidden disability.

Avoidance: Sometimes people are afraid of saying or doing something wrong or embarrassing when dealing with a person with a disability. They cope with this fear by simply avoiding people with disabilities; however, it would make more sense to seek out encounters as a way of overcoming the fear.

What Can You Do?

People with disabilities face many challenges in everyday life, but coping with the attitudes of others is one you can really help with. You can remove a stumbling block and provide inclusion and access by dealing with people with disabilities just as you would anyone else. Be respectful, polite and inclusive. Listen carefully, and if you have problems understanding, politely say so. Offer assistance, but don’t just jump in and do things for a person with a disability without asking. The more time you spend with people with disabilities, the more comfortable you will become.

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Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Amputee Dating, Dating For Disabled, Disability Dating, Disabled Dating, Disabled Dating Tips, Disabled Singles, Online Dating |

Online Dating For People With Disabilities

There are so many websites for online meeting with a large number of members from around the world. Whether you are looking for someone to chat, share their experiences, or you want to find partners for a new love or marry, these kinds of sites really can help. The problem is how to choose which one is the most suitable for you. It is not easy to answer this question. Sometimes it is the best to read carefully all the terms and condition that the site is offering to you.

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Most of those sites have a system compatibility that will help you to find a compatible person and their research will be based on your psychological profile and the preferences and hobbies that you might be able to share with that person. You will be able to get in touch with members on those sites you in many different ways. All communications will secure your anonymity as long as you want that. Being connected via e-mail, chat, video cameras, anonymous chatting on the phone or SMS are all the opportunities provided by those sites. You can actually choose the way of your communication.

These kinds of sites also offer a lot of useful information about online dating, how to manage on this site, which rules to follow in order to successfully find a soul mate. All this will help you to easily and simply bring new friends and enjoy using this site.

People with disabilities live in a field of discrimination, prejudice, ignorance, often with unmet basic needs. People with disabilitiesare individuals with complete rights like all other people.

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People with disabilities are faced with social and physical barriers such as:

  • preconception and negative attitudes regarding their disability;
  • the inaccessibility to some physical objects like buildings due to lack of proper construction;
  • inaccessibility to information and the tools of communication

To avoid unpleasant situations and to make it easier to find a compatible person, these sites are full of rules and statistics. Therefore, you can find the perfect match in the easier way and you can spare yourself an unpleasant surprise. Sometimes it is enough to type the keyword and your potential soul mate will just appear on your screen.

The bright side of online dating is that other people are willing to do the harder part for you. They actually will investigate others candidates instead of you. You just have to be very honest with them. This is not a place where you should lie; the more sincere you are, the better choice they will make. And the best part of this program is that everything is anonymous.

Nobody has a right to judge you, and that is the whole point. The aim is to find you the perfect match and not to judge you. On these sites everyone is looking for somebody and with a little help and a lot of sincerity this could be done in no time!

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