Originally Posted by zaremba
In the UK we have the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) which introduces positive discrimination in favour of people with disabilities. It requires employers, service providers etc to make "reasonable adjustments" to their practices and premises to cater for the needs of disabled people. For instance, a partially-sighted person might be entitled to expect written communications to be provided in large print; a person with a hearing impairment might be entitled to expect a hearing loop to be installed; a person with dyslexia might be entitled more time in which to complete a written recruitment exercise. This is positive discrimination but few people seem to regard it as either abhorrent or creating a them-and-us situation. On the contrary, it's a pretty well-worked solution to the difficulties and inequalities faced by people with disabilities.
I object to dyslexia being treated any different to natural stupidity though.