I supported a young woman with a severe condition that brought with it similar effects as a complete paraplegia. By the time she could only move her face – not even her head anymore herself – she virtually had NO friend. She had a university degree. The basics of “society” fail.

Isolation, loneliness are serious problems and result partly from social exclusion. They can hit in particual hard when someone is simultaneously affected by severe forms of ableism.
Another reason why #communicationrights are also about means to combat structural exclusion.

As soon as a person falls into an isolation spiral, other people tend to completely socially “overlook” that individual. The ways in which exclusion becomes a steady factor in some people’s lives need to be analysed and communally questioned.

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