For more than 10 years, I have worked for an organisation that campaigns for people with disabilities to achieve equal participation in society. Working in Africa, central Asia and currently in Pakistan, I have seen many examples of exclusion and poverty and I realise that I am lucky. I had an accident years ago and use a wheelchair and an assistance dog. I don’t feel excluded a lot, when I do it is usually because people lack knowledge or somehow my disability scares them.
But there is one situation that makes me feel really disabled and excluded – when I have to fly. And unfortunately I need to travel a lot for work.Some kind of incident takes place on more than 70% of the flights that I take. Sometimes it has more impact emotionally, and other times financially and practically.
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