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There are stereotypes, generally inaccurate, associated with either disability in general, or with specific disabilities (for instance a presumption that all disabled people want to be cured, that wheelchair users necessarily have an intellectual disability, or that blind people have some special form of insight) . These
In ableist societies, people with disabilities are viewed as less valuable, or even less than human. The
Ableism can also be better understood by reading literature published by those who experience disability and ableism first-hand.