A month ago abc7 news with Liz cho had a story about a stolen wheelchair and they referred to the user as ” wheelchair bound” I tweeted Liz whom I follow and told her we are not bound or crippled we are “dis and otherwise abled” and we use wheelchairs were not duct taped stapled or glued to them in short do not call us bound!
She replied immediately and during the time it took to reply they had two more stories where they again referred to us as ” bound”?
I contacted the news via Facebook twitter and called the channel itself, yet day after day after day were referred to as bound by abc7 they obviously do not consider we the disabled people as important as a juicy story about trump or Kim kardashian. If they described reversed al sharpton as ” that colored guy” hell would pay and rightfully so if they were sexist to a famous women shit would hit the fan. But if a black women is disabled and uses a wheelchair there research is so pitiful terms like “cripple,retarded ,and bound” are used without thought!
The dis and otherwise abled community have had enough, you can’t say you weren’t informed.
I have had two conversations with Liz alone and left many posts. We don’t refer to to the news anchors as “the Asian chick with the Jewish weather guy” so how about returning the respect.