The man’s experienced the prejudices, the inconveniences firsthand, and he’s, pushing forth for changes, to make the lives of the handicapped individuals, easier here, off of the Newspapers, translated…
The man, who’d been concerned of the benefits shown to handicapped persons for over a decade, Chang, found that the society isn’t friendly enough toward the group, at the end of October of last year, he’d set up the “”Taiwanese Right for Handicapped Person’s Welfare League”, to try and change the problems that the handicapped population may come face-to-face with in their day to day, and pushed forth the values of CRPD, the convention of the rights of persons with disabilities.
“The field of vision from a wheelchair, is completely different from the way the rest of the healthy people see the world!”, Chang who lives in Taipei had set up the association, being a long-time supporter of rights of handicapped persons, there are the members with the multiple disabilities, “The different characteristics of the physical handicaps all have the various sorts of problems, hardships in day-to-day living.”
Chang who is in a wheelchair had focused his attention on the matters of handicapped workers, and the matters of retirement of the handicapped persons. And, transportation and obstacles in getting around physically are also, issues of his primary concerns, like how there’s the height differences from sidewalk to sidewalk without the ramps, may turn into the “invisible killers” of those who needed to get around in a wheelchairs, and the sidewalks being occupied by scooters, forcing the handicapped individuals to walk on the roads, sharing the traffic with cars and scooters.
Chang told, that setting up the foundation, it wasn’t only to help those who are handicapped, he also hoped that the central government can put an amendment in for the “Rights of the Handicapped Individuals in society” as well, most of the physically handicapped persons felt that they had been borderlined, seen as an odd species, that they are, looking for sympathy from the rest of the population, not only wouldn’t they be protected because of this belief, they’re also, discriminated again, he’d stated, that the handicapped persons don’t need sympathy, pity, what they need and deserved, is, equal rights with the rest of the population.
And so, this, is from the man who’s in a wheelchair, he felt the prejudices that others had treated him with, and experienced firsthand, how inconvenient it is, to become, more mobile, and how dangerous it was, to share the roads with cars and scooters, because there’s no ramp leading to the sidewalks, to get his wheelchair to go on the sidewalks, and he’s bringing that into public’s awareness, hoping, that something will be done about it.