I came across an article online which questioned whether toys which reflect disability are a good thing.
Children often use toys to tell their stories. My son does.
Sometimes she can’t visit her friends because she can’t get in.
Tina likes to go out out with her friends. She likes to have lunch with her friends.
Tina needs a wee.
She has to go home.
I am so glad that Lego enables my son to have toys he identifies with and which can help to tell his stories.
I wish he could use it to tell happier stories though.
Unfortunately, this is his experience, so these are the stories he tells.
Most people have probably never thought about how a wheelchair user manages to use the toilet.
Most people probably haven’t even been inside the “mystical room with a wheelchair logo on the door”.
You probably assumed it had everything needed to enable people who use wheelchairs. That is what the logo suggests.
Next time you are out somewhere, take a look at the “disabled toilet” and ask yourself if you would be able to use it if you were a wheelchair user who could not walk or stand at all.
Any one of us might.