America is bad at providing adequate provisions for Americans with disabilities. America is still improving ADA compliance and making everything more accessible for people with disabilities. On a popular Reddit thread in the Am I the A**hole Subreddit, one teen gets upset with his parents for refusing to learn ASL to accommodate his sister's disability.
AITA For Listing Everyone Who HAS Learned Sign Language For My Sister To My Parents
I(16M) am the middle child, with my older sister being 23 and my younger sister is 13 now. Five years ago, there was a car accident, and my older sister (will call her Natalie) got banged up very badly. Most of it she got better from but she's mute now from damage to her vocal cords.
Natalie gets by very well with sign language; however, our parents have always refused to learn ASL. They always insisted that Natalie could write anything out, that text-to-speech was good enough if she didn't want to carry a pen and paper. Most of her teachers were like that too, but I get it for them, she's just one student and they're busy.