A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available Non-Handicap spaces to make a point to able-bodied motorists what it is like to have “their” parking places unavailable to them.
On every wheelchair various notes were left like: "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I’m get something here", etc.
Reblogged this yesterday from a different source, but I think this photograph is more powerful.
I love this so much I’ll reblog it a million times!
I get a less talked about response from people when I park in a disabled bay. I am registered disabled, I have a blue badge (which is stuck to my dashboard for all to see) but because I don’t look disabled, I get filthy looks from able-bodied people. I’ve even had people come up to me by the car and have a go at me for parking in disabled bays.
Just because someone doesn’t look disabled, doesn’t look like they have difficulty, doesn’t look like they are in pain, doesn’t mean they aren’t.