What we get wrong about Disability

Sean Halsted shakes hands with a fan as he holds his son, Ethan, 5, after completing the slalom super g competition Jul. 16 during the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Spokane, Wash. Halsted is an Air Force veteran and resides in Rathdrum, Id. The 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games runs through Jul. 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios)

Are we giving people with disabilities the attention they deserve? One in five people in the U.S. has a disability. People with disabilities are the original life hackers. There is a good chance that someone with a disability has already been working on a problem that someone without a disability is trying to solve. So why not ask them? People living with disabilities need to be involved in the conversation and the equation in a respectful and humanizing manner. Until the perception of those with disabilities changes for the better, people will continue to get things wrong when it comes to disability.