Conversation Questions

Disabilities and Handicaps

  • Do you have a handicap?
  • Do you know anyone with a handicap?
  • What are some handicaps that people have?
  • Have you ever parked in the handicapped parking area?
  • How are handicapped people treated in your country?
  • What do you feel when you see a handicapped person?
  • What can you do to help handicapped people?
  • Does your country have special training facilities for handicapped people?
  • What are some types of disabilities?
  • Did you ever know someone with a disability?
  • What was it like to work/talk/play with them?
  • Were they smarter or less smart than yourself?
  • How would you feel to find out your best friend was _______? (going blind, going deaf, losing their legs, etc)
  • How would you feel to find out you were _______? (going blind, going deaf, losing their legs, etc)
  • Do disabled people have anything of value to add to society?
  • If you see or meet a disabled person, what actions should you take?
  • What are ways that disabled people can compensate for their weakness?After a blindfolded walk, relying on a partner…
  • How did you feel starting the walk?
  • Did you trust your partner?
  • How do you feel now? How do you feel about your partner? (closer/more trusting…fearful)
  • What did you learn about disabled people?
  • What are things you had to do because you were blind?