The 10 Stupidest Things You Should Never Say To A Wheelchair User

Don’t. Just don’t.

1. “Do you know [insert name here]? They’re in a wheelchair too.”

2. “When are you gonna walk again?”

3. “But you don’t look sick?”

4. “The wheelchair accessible room is just up those stairs.”

5. “If your.. [gestures to legs].. are there what are you doing in one of those [gestures to wheelchair]?”

6. “We don’t get many people ‘like you’, so we didn’t think we’d need to bother with any disabled access.”

7. “If I were you, I’d kill myself.”

8. “You just don’t understand how uncomfortable your disability makes other people.”

9. “People like you should be in homes, it’s not fair that the rest of us have to deal with your problems.”

10. “What’s wrong with you?”

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