IMPACT
05/08/2014 02:41 pm ET Updated May 08, 2014

How To Overcome Awkward Moments Around People With Disabilities

Face it, some of us get flustered when we meet someone with a disability. We fret whether we're doing the socially correct thing, or we downright panic if we think we've offended.

Well, worry not. Scope's funny "End The Awkward" series will teach you how to smooth out those moments. The British advocacy group offers lighthearted lessons on how to shake hands when there is no right hand to shake; how to greet someone in a wheelchair without coming off as a condescending dork; and how to flirt with a cutie who may or may not have hearing loss.

Vicki Maguire of Grey London, the agency that created the PSAs, said in a Grey post at LBB Online: “We’re extending the hand of friendship to those who feel awkward around disability. This is not a blame game. There’s often no malice involved -- many people just don’t know how to act. We’ve had great success with education through comedy, and our aim here is to remove the stigma that often exists around disability."

Watch (above and below) and learn.


(Hat tip, AdWeek)

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