When I think of the developmentally disabled I think of people with disabilities that put them in wheel chairs.
In Togo I saw many people in handmade wheel chairs. They had three wheels with a bicycle chain on the front wheel where they could peddle with their hands as well as steer their cart.
Another type of disability I think of is being blind.
I think of the people needing Braille to read.
I think of someone using a very crude technology and creating the bumps on the page that can then help a blind person read.
Today I think for the first time I am seeing most of the people I know as now having more in common with the disabled than ever in my lifetime.
If you took away your smartphone and computer could you function today in our society?
We are more handicapped today than at any other time in my lifetime when it comes to getting things done. We need our technology.
Maybe you will be a little more compassionate when you see someone struggling who may just need some technology to help them function in today’s society as well.