Attitudes toward the disabled: the real issue

08/05/2014 2:08 PM

08/07/2014 11:23 AM

Re "Service Dog Fraud finds some humans behaving badly" (Viewpoints, Aug. 5): So as a disabled person, I shouldn't wear a track suit or sweats if I go out or Bruce Maiman and others that think like him will mistake me for someone that is healthy? I hope you never need to learn this from experience, but clothes that are easy to put on and take off make our lives a little easier.

What clothes are appropriate disabled clothes that you would like us to wear so as not to alert your medical expertise? Should we wear a sign that says what our medical problems are? What clothes will tell you it's a heart, lung, autoimmune, neurological or other problem so I don't have to get dirty looks and rude comments like I experienced yesterday at the bank.

Everybody thinks they know a service dog and a disabled person when they see one, but you really don't.

-- Steve Fehrenbacher, Rancho Cordova

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