Updated: Jan 2
Prejudice and discrimination against disabled people go back and forth; as with any activity that goes back and forth, it's a bear to adjust. People often feel different about group's of individuals than they are about the group as a whole.
Let's presume Larry has cerebral palsy and uses motorised wheelchair. If you asked your average, capable person especially children, "Should Larry have the same opportunity to play with the kids in the park? Should the kids feel comfortable play with Larry?" With a "yes," should a person or kid would probably answer.
Disability shouldn't be discriminated and society at large shouldn't endorse discrimination against disabled people.
Sure there are people who may feel uncomfortable about certain disabilities (not understanding whether the disabled person wishes to accept or tolerate his / her disability). Most people avoid being around people with disease or disabilities because it makes them question their own ability in this situation so that could be the case with the kids. Failure of the society not educating and creating awareness enough can also be a reason for discrimination or prejudice.
However, society was built on its own by the capable majority- did disable people matter? We (disabled people) couldn't access it because the world wasn't built to accommodate them. They have to remain apart from society. Since they didn't see disabled people, the fact that we existed mattered even less. The society fail to understand that we are disabled in different ways either physically, mentally or spiritually. For me being disabled simply means when you not enabled to do something. Yes, why don't we give disable people a chance and support/enable them in our society.
Even if what they do or say is unwelcoming to a disabled person, I don't believe that anyone feels good about acting in such manner, or that society endorses it. Hence, For better result I sincerely feel there should be more awareness, institutes and more charities to empower disabled people. The disability Discrimination laws should be enforced.
Empower disable people
Stop discrimination and prejudice
Awareness and seminars
Enforcement of Disability Discrimination laws