Everyday Disablism seeks to collect and archive examples of disabling encounters and/or disablist incidents from around the world. We’re talking about situations in the midst of life when people make a problem of us just being who we are, disabled people. These could be personal or institutional and happen anywhere at any time.
In doing so, we hope to build a resource for disabled people to share accounts of our experiences of prejudice, ignorance and downright stupidity within a disabling society. In sharing these stories, we want to make connections with other disabled people who, until now, have been expected to put up with and keep their mouths shut about the little unnecessary indignities that characterise everyday life. The more we talk about these things the better prepared we’ll be to understand and challenge them in future.
It is also hoped that Everyday Disablism will be used by academics and policy-makers to gain insight which will help them continue to remove disabling barriers to inclusive participation of people with impairments in ordinary community life.