Today, while freelancing for Oculus Rift I met a disabled guy. He was an awesome, super smart, and happy guy. Oculus Rift is a little side job for me where I give for a few hours a week
I saw his interest immediately and instead of ignoring him I asked him: “Hey, don’t you want to try the Rift out?”. He started smiling and he maneuvered his wheelchair towards me. “Yes, sure I’d love to” to
So he ended up testing an Oculus Rift demo. He hat a place from a rooftop building in New York City, he saw an alien, and a dinosaur. He was so excited and fascinated and I saw on his face how glad he was that I asked him to try it.
His face expressed happiness. He was happy that someone asked him instead of ignoring him. Today I learned that many more people should interact and talk to disabled people. Especially when you clearly see that they are mentally able to have a conversation with you. Stop ignoring them. Smile, talk and treat them like everyone else. This will not only make their day but also yours.