I’m going to take a stab at generating a conversation. What does the phrase, “Disability does not equal inability” mean to you? What picture come to mind when you hear that phrase? Are you thinking of an old guy with bulging eyes? The fellow I am referring to is a cartoon character, Mr. Magoo. I loved the show, as a kid.
For me, it is not letting my physical limitations become a prison or an excuse to not have a life. It is about seeing what is possible; in spite of any barriers. Does this mean I should hop in a car and drive? I think not! Does it mean I shouldn’t go horseback riding? Truth is, I have done so. Here is where I did it. The first time was at a ranch that specialize in horse riding for the blind and other types of disabilities. The second time was at the Poconos and a small ranch in Phoenix, AZ. In both cases, they had horses suitable for me to ride.
What does the above scnario has to do with “Disability does not equal inability”? Just because there are real limitations on what I can do; it doesn’t mean I’m not not able or have an inability to do it. I ‘d love to get your comments on this topic.