If you aren’t sure how to start a conversation with someone with a disability, ask Siri
“It’s easy,” she’ll respond. “Just say, ‘Hi.’”
Siri learned that tip from the Just Say Hi campaign, an effort launched by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. The initiative, which hinges on PSAs by celebrities and people living with the disorder, hasn’t only added Siri to its list of supporters. Apple CEO Tim Cook is lending his voice to the cause in a new PSA, too.
In the campaign’s newest effort, released Tuesday morning, Cook — one of the moral leaders of Silicon Valley — explains why just saying hello to someone living with a disability can make all the difference. The seemingly small gesture has a big impact, challenging the all-too-common feelings of discomfort non-disabled people have when interacting with people with disabilities. Read more…