New research shows role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort and disinterest

A recent Hiram College (Ohio) study reveals that disability simulations often result in feelings of fear, apprehension and pity toward those with disabilities.

Source: New research shows role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort and disinterest

[Comment from me — we knew this already from earlier, somewhat similar research, but here is new corroborating evidence. The sad thing is that even people with disabilities ourselves have sometimes encouraged the use of role-playing disability stimulations on the misguided idea that these would be helpful. Including me, when I was growing up. And some disabled adults in more recent years as well. I hope later research will help us find better alternatives, because I think one reason why people keep using disability simulation role plays is because they don’t know anything else that might be more effective.]

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