I read an article called 6 Instances of Discrimination People with Disabilities Face Every Day. It was eye-opening, especially since it was written by someone who is physically disabled—not mentally, she emphasises. She states that some employees assume that she is “stupid” due to her obvious physical disability. So just because she is physically disabled, the employees would refer to her “able-bodied” friend instead.
I don’t know much about discrimination against disability, but what I read from this person’s account was dreadful to hear. I am sure many, many people who live with a disability must face the same kind of situations as her.
I can say that “ableism” has been added to my vocabulary. It is discrimination in favour of “able-bodied” people.
Of course, there are other kinds of disabilities, more than just physical:
And they have an unfair disadvantage when it comes to working: