Noel Joyce believes those with a disability have developed a necessary superpower for forward-planning.

Speaking on stage at Inspirefest 2019, Noel Joyce of Hax noted that because of the daily challenges posed in a society largely built for able-bodied people, he and people like him across the world have developed a necessary ‘superpower’.

“[People with disabilities] have a unique insight into problems in a frequency that is multiples of what the average person will experience every day of their lives,” he said.

“This means that we are constantly engaged in solving hard problems and constantly planning ahead for eventualities in a world which is in many cases uncertain. It’s probably fair to say that people with disabilities are some of the best forward-planners and problem-solvers in our society.”


Words by Colm Gorey

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