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pity and inspiration

So I just read this article and think it is awsome http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-03/young-inspiration-porn/4107006  I have tried to explain this many times and have a really hard time explaining this concept.

For me the most obvious time this happened was I used to give trainings about how to make things accessible when I was an undergrad in college. I would give the presentation all about ways to be more accessible in programing and also teaching about basic disability 101 type things. At the end of the presintation some one would say "you have dyslexia and ADHD and your in college I couldn't do it lets give her a hand." One I do many other things other then just going to college all of you also were in college yay you, you are doing amazing things. In that instance it ruins any ability to tell if they are impressed I exsisted or think my presentation rocked.

The same thing happened when I brought in a speaker with a disability and all the people were asking questi…