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Ableism in Atheism Anonymous #27

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Do you consider yourself to be a person with a disability?

Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of Autism and Septo Optic Dysplasia, which leaves me blind in my left eye.

Have you (or do you personally know someone who has) felt out-of-place or limited your involvement with an atheist community because of disability-related situations?

Yes. Some of the venues chosen for atheist meetups are not really sensory-friendly. For example, bars are VERY hard for people with Asperger’s and Autism because of the large amount of noise and people. (and sometimes smoke)

What steps could atheist communities take to become more inclusive?

Choose a variety of venues for meetups, so that members who are not comfortable at some venues can attend the meetings at others.

The above has been response #27 from theĀ Ableism in Atheism survey.

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Written by The Nerd

May 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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