The video clip above is a sketch by comedian Brad Williams, who has some words to say about a specific disability group.
Like any diversity group, the disability community can be deceptively easy to describe as one with common interests and an unified agenda on accessibility and inclusion. In reality, the world of people with disabilities (PwDs) is itself highly diverse and fragmented, with so many specific types of disabilities which present their own issues and challenges.
As Think Beyond The Label often demonstrates in its marketing and communications, it is not the easy-to-describe labels that define a person with a disability, but the skills and capabilities the person brings to the table. Yet, like some people without disabilities, PwDs are sometimes accused of creating unfair labels about some people within their community. Which goes to show that the presence of so many different types of disabilities within the PwD community can result in misconceptions and misunderstandings.
What do you think of Brad Williams’ video? Edgy? Thought-provoking? Inappropriate? Does he make a valid point? Comment below.