Peng Kai, 25, is a researcher in NCSS. He has cerebral palsy and uses a walking aid, called a rollator, to get around.
He shared some of his thoughts regarding interacting with persons with disability on UFM100.3 recently: “If your offer of help to a person with disability is declined, don’t feel upset or offended. Although we move slower than most other persons, we are moving at our own pace to accomplish tasks.”
“Like any other person, persons with disabilities too need and deserve respect. Your curiosity might keep your gazes longer on us than necessary, but a simple smile or greeting can help break the ice. That’s the kind of positive interaction that will help us move towards becoming a more caring and inclusive society.”