Disability Interview Assignment

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Disability can be a delicate topic to talk about, but thankfully the four friends that I had interviewed were all very open about their opinions, and they all gave me plenty of insight and different views on disability. I have very well informed friends, therefore each of their views, values, and opinions I take into consideration and compare them to my own. All four of my interviewees, regardless of having a disability or not, have rather similar views on the topic.

The first two people I had interviewed, both not having any sort of disability, have relatively similar answers. Upon being presented the first question, “what does disability mean to you,” they both said something along the lines of the fact that having a disability is... View More »

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I asked her how she would feel and deal with having a disability, if she were to have one. To her, in comparison to the two other men I had interviewed, a disability would be a much bigger impact in her life and that it would be much more of a bigger challenge for her to face. She made it sound like her entire world would change, the complete opposite from the guys I had interviewed. She says that she would view the world completely different and that she would feel a lot more challenged throughout her life. She tried staying positive and saying that she would hope to be able to cope and adjust as quickly as possible and would hope that we would be okay with having her disability, but she consistently insisted that having a disability would be such a large challenge that would take a tremendous amount of effort to overcome. She says that she does have a few friends and family members that have disabilities and she has noticed that regardless of their disabilities, they do not let such a trivial thing define them as a whole person, rather just another challenge that they need to overcome.

Many of these opinions somewhat lined up with mine, but what I found was the most interesting opinion was that of my friend’s opinions, she who has a disability herself. She tells me that she was a premature baby that was born a whole two months early which resulted in her having cerebral palsy, causing her to have a slight body deformation (bent in leg), and a limp, and slightly unaligned eyes. Upon looking for someone to interview who had a disability, I could not come up with anybody ...

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