Earlier this month Scope (the disability organization in the UK, not the mouthwash company in the US) put out a campaign to help deal with the awkwardness we sometimes feel around people with disabilities.
It's really good.
Here are the three commercials from the campaign:
How do I shake a hand that isn't there?
I've bent down to a wheelchair user, now what?
Is this another crushing rejection or is she deaf?
They also put together a quiz so you can see how you act around those with disabilities. I was thrilled with my score but think I only scored well because of my work in recent years.
Quiz: How awkward are you?
I'm thrilled that a disability organization put together a campaign that targets people who don't generally deal with those with disabilities. They'll be rolling out an online community soon, but in the meantime, spend a few minutes reading their support information for disabled people, families and professionals (working with someone who is disabled).