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Are You a Jerk to People With Disabilities Without Even Knowing It?

Spoke-campaignPeople with disabilities are the targets of a shocking amount of outright cruelty — the rate of violent assault against people with disabilities is triple that for the nondisabled. But even more common are everyday indignities borne more out of ignorance than malice: hearing people trying to talk to deaf people by talking very loudly and slowly, non-wheelchair users leaning forward to talk to wheelchair users, etc.

With that in mind, Scope, a British group that advocates for people with disabilities, has partnered with the advertising firm Grey London and TV presenter Alex Brooker to make a clever series of ads meant to help nondisabled people avoid being awkward — and, you know, actively offensive — when interacting with people with disabilities. They also d