Why is being able-bodied seen as a privilege?
Being able-bodied is the definition that someone is healthy and not physically disabled. This extends day to day advantage because they are able tofreely navigate society and are not impeded by the burden of obstacles and physical challenges.
Ableism is centred on the assumption that people who are not fully able-bodied are ‘less than’ and ‘need fixing’. It defines people by their disability, and is fuelled by discrimination and social prejudices rooted in the belief that typical abilities are far superior.