Disability Rights are a farce when disabled systematically excluded from society
With story from theage.com.au
A new Australian government report states that the disabled are excluded from public transit and public buildings at a greater extent than non-disabled persons. The disabled are also excluded from educational, employment opportunities and health care.
Canada also excludes the disabled
The same is true for Prince Edward Island and Canada where the disabled are routinely excluded from employment.
PEI is a bourgeois society that ignores the disabled.
Non-government organizations that are supposed to help the disabled will not advocate for change unless it is already government policy. Their funding is almost totally government supplied.
There is no public cry to force UPEI to make the campus accessible. We are more concerned with sports like the Canada Games.
Restaurants, stores and public buildings are not accessible to Canadians with disabilities. There is nothing the disabled can do. They are not protected by law or public practise.
Australian government report
The report called Shut Out was sponsored by the Australian government and surveyed 3,000 people.
While noting the gap in services for the disabled, the report points to the $5 billion in additional funding over the next five years for disability services.
Many Australians with disabilities, along with their families, friends and carers, are still experiencing systemic disadvantage. The national ideal of a ‘fair go’ is still only imperfectly extended to people with disabilities.
A consistent message from their contributions is the desire to have the same opportunities as everyone else for a fulfilling and productive life. Many said they face
a constant struggle to obtain what the rest of the community would consider to be an ordinary life. They do not want special treatment—they just want the barriers removed so they can get on with living. Shut Out
The Age reported,
“A new Federal Government report documenting the experiences of Australians with disabilities has found widespread discrimination, social exclusion and a chronic lack of services to help people with disabilities live fulfilled lives.
The report, informed by more than 3000 voices, reveals high-level concern about social exclusion, discrimination and human rights violations.
In one case, a boy was refused an organ transplant because of his disability, the report says.” read the complete story The Age