Millennials with disabilities face many issues in today’s society. They face the continued frustration of explaining to ableists that they can do things, albeit perhaps differently.
Millennials easily have ear impairments nowadays through various aspects of modern life — listening to music on earbuds and the constant din of urban areas — has affected young people’s hearing. Indeed, one in four adults between ages 18 and 44 have reported hearing problems resulting from the use of headphones. Thanks to ear impairment assistive devices out there.
Millennials are easily having visual impairments nowadays, However, the deficiency in the coverage of eye care creates a severe public health risk that impacts millennials. Thanks to assistive visual aids out there, the aids help millennials a lot.
Millennials lack self-care and it has resulted in body pains among them. From 1979 to 2018, workers' productivity increased by nearly 70%, while the average wage increased only 11.6%. Millennials are getting their hustle on, but they’re not getting compensated fairly for it. This disparity has led to an increase in chronic pain. People who work in cubicles may sit for hours. Sitting for long hours without a break can lead to chronic back pain even in healthy individuals and can cause mobility issues. Thanks to the many rehabilitation therapies and assistive mobility devices out there.
Millennials face unique challenges in caring for themselves, they lack the access to healthcare to at least prevent themselves from disabilities. If we want to call ourselves a modern-day society, we need systematic change that provides everyone the chance to care for themselves.
"I can say categorically that in the early 70s, although we have fewer disabilities right, there are fewer people with disabilities in society. I blame the increasing number of people with disabilities among the millennial on three major factors; technology, environment and government policies. But we cannot do without praising the government and society for finding a way to make sure these factors are used to change the story of disabilities as well. Technological researchers are now focused on mobility and accessibility aids, accessible smart cities are being built and government policies are improving healthcare and disability rights," a veteran with disabilities, Micheal Fredy said.
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