Having just read this, and then followed the link provided, which took me to the original posting by the Black Triangle Campaign – http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2011/08/23/important-read-circulate/ – I really feel that this should be shared as mush as possible, through every social media outlet that is possible.
The last thing the disabled of the UK needs right now, is a general concensus that it’s okay to treat us as the Nazi’s treated their disabled – and the Tory Government has already had a 7 year start on their campaign to belittle us, and eventually get rid of us, through any means – fair or foul!
Designers have a saying, ‘form follows function’, it means understanding what something is for, what its use is, before they start messing with it’s structural form. A chair has a very specific function, supporting someone who desires to sit. It can support other functions, as a platform to stand on, a low step ladder, and could be designed to facilitate both functions. The eventual form it takes will, hopefully, satisfy both functions well. Badly designed, it will not, or will not satisfy them with ease, practicality and comfort.
The Tories have turned this on its head. They are re-forming the psychology of being human to satisfy a function which they are attempting to dictate. As far as they are concerned, our function is to be working stock, with no other considerations. If we are not capable of work, in their shallow definition of work, employable, profit making, work, then we…
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