Disability benefit reforms: 'It's about more than the cuts, and more than the Paralympics' | SocietySophie Christiansen Paralympian, British equestrian team, gold medal winner I do think attitudes towards disabled people have changed for the better since the Paralympics, but now, with the whole "benefit scroungers" thing and the further away we get from the Games, the more negativity is creeping in. There's a gap between the way people view Paralympians and other disabled people. I'm trying to bridge that gap, because the public need to realise just how disability affects day-to-day life. Paralympians are not superhuman – they are normal people with the same challenges; challenges which should be highlighted. I don't want to go and march outside parliament or chain myself to railings, but I know that if I speak out about the difficulties I have, it will get in the newspapers and on TV , unlike other disabled people who don't have the luxury of being in the public eye and having their voice heard.
September 25, 2011 Randy Lyhus for The Chronicle
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