Being disabled in Bangladesh….

1. You do not have any constitutional protection form being discriminated for job, education etc.

2. You do not have any hope for a meaningful self sustained life.

3. You do not have any way to use public(?) transportation. So the disabled are not public?

4. You will not be able to access governmnet offices, as there are no special accomodation.

5. Who cares you are disbaled. You have to learn to live like an ‘abled’. There is no concept for special accomodation, special bathroom for the disabled.

6. Forget about village, can you imagine those rickshaw clogged, uneven brick paved lanes in Dhaka? Now think of a wheelchair stroll through that. So you are pretty much confined to home.

7. When you are young, you are the responsibility of your poor parents. But when you are old?

8. What about normal competitive schooling for a disbaled kid?

9. Disabled women? Where are they? Do you see them unless they are your family?

10. While 10% of our population are somewhat disabled, how many, except those street beggers, disabled people you see in Bangladesh offices, schools, businesses or public places? Where are they? What did they do to deserve these forced house arrest?