It’s hard to believe that in 2013, society is still leaving 1/7 of the population out of something as important as emergency relief. This article states that during natural disasters, disabled people are not able to receive adequate help. Emergency buses are not wheelchair-friendly, deaf people cannot hear sirens, and too many people are being affected due to the lack of concern. While other rights like employment, fair treatment, and ownership are being improved for disabled people, slowly but surely, I find it preposterous that they are not even given the right to survive through a disaster in this country. This utter neglect can only be the result of ableism and the disregard for disabled people by society. I think we can all agree that the government needs to prioritize the lives of ALL people, not just those who are easiest to help.