Society stacks the deck against the dis and otherwise abled from being their own bosses

As a blogger and activist for the dis and otherwise abled I am constantly writing to encourage the community to build their own business, find something they do as a hobby and turn it into a business these days you can do manufacture deals where you never actually touch the product. The order goes through your website straight to the manufacturer they produce the product take their wholesale fee and transfer your profit to your account and they even handle mailing? Simple, right? You hope?
Let’s break it down, who remembers the annoying US mail ads where the guy says “YOU MEAN I DON’T HAVE TO GO TO THE POST OFFICE IT COMES TO ME?” And then an actor dresses as postman explains with a new computer add on you buy postage online with your credit card it’s loaded onto your terminal you weigh the mail it works out cost and prints the postage stamp and then the mailman is notified and come picks it up?
Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
Here’s where they make an easy idea shit
I knitted lap rug for a wheelchair and mailed it to Australia, I weighed it, I typed in the customs info the machine decided cost and printed the us customs declaration filled out and the postage both were attached and the mail man picks it up.
Three days later the mailman brings back, the package the post office can randomly refuse computer generated customs certificates? But they don’t tell you you’re meant to wait till the client gives you a horrible review on yelp and then you investigate and find the package in a room somewhere in the basement then you must go to the post office and you must line up and you must wait while they find it and blame you so you may as well have gone in the first place?
So I can stay home in my wheelchair and order wool and knitting needles online and have them delivered
I can advertise on a website I can build from my wheelchair at home on a laptop and receive orders and take payment from PayPal all from home.
Where the idea of a business to get yourself off Medicare or Medicaid or disability or any one of a dozen other benefits and support yourself with pride falls horribly down is when you trust the very same government who calls you a leach for being on the benefits and says your sucking the budget dry doesn’t have the ability to run a simple mail service as well as the disabled community they hold in such contempt does to organize a business so they can tell the fed to go to hell.
USPS and mr federal government we can in most cases support ourselves, we have the intelligence to pull ourselves up to self-employment and higher education but we need you to make ALL subway rail and bus stations completely ADA compliant we need you to make ALL building owners and employers strictly adhere to the ADA rules on wheelchair and dis and otherwise abled accessibility, AND we need all businesses to pay the dis and otherwise abled the same pay as any supposedly able bodied person who does the same job.
We got our shit together Have you? Don’t think so the USPS has some boogee motto “through rain and wind and sleet and snow they always do their appointed rounds” you brag about that so maybe you should stick to that because your attempts to branch out into the computer world sucks so very much.

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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