Being differently-abled is a challenge. While many of us are sensitive and compassionate towards such people, there are several others who simply do not care.
Amit Patel, a 37-year-old blind man from London fitted his guide dog, Kika, with a camera to capture the discrimination he faces while travelling in London.
He admits to being constantly pushed out of his way as he navigates around trains and buses. Although, he says that Londoners are usually fantastic towards him, but on odd days he does lose his temper.
To show to his wife what he faces and bring it out to the world, Amit attached a camera to his guide dog’s strap and captured his abhorrent video.
It all started when people barged me out of the way, they hit [Kika] with umbrellas, bags, I get shoulder charged every day and when my wife looks back at the footage she can see they have done it deliberately.They have loads of space to get past but they seem to think it is fun to barge into a blind person.
Amit recalls an incident where a woman ordered him to apologize to people on the escalator as his guide dog and he were on it. He also recounted passengers barging ahead of his guide dog to take seats on the busy tubes and buses.
— Kika (@Kika_GuideDog) September 22, 2016
His dog also seems to share the feelings, as she tweeted,
— Kika (@Kika_GuideDog) January 2, 2017
Amit is nonetheless determined and is helping at various centers for the differently-abled. The man and his dog are sheer inspiration.