26/04/2015 09:21 BST | Updated 26/04/2015 09:59 BST

'Don't Call Me An Inspiration': People With Disabilities Reveal What You Do That Really Annoys Them

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A beautiful young woman sits in her wheelchair looking resigned but mildly irritated, her eyebrows raised and shrugging, frustrated by her situation and possibly in pain.

The majority of people in Britain (67%) feel awkward around disabled people. This means they can often panic and behave or say things that can be offensive, inappropriate or just downright annoying.

In a recent post on Reddit , people with disabilities reveal the things some people do that really pisses them off.

The thread received more 8,000 comments in less than 24 hours and serves as a valuable reminder that more needs to be done in order to aid understanding, promote equality and end social awkwardness around disabilities.

Read just a few of the responses below:


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