iiaat to switch off needing certain accessibility features? i always have captions on and the option to have my phone read things out loud because sometimes i can’t focus on voices and sometimes i can’t comprehend words all the way (i get the individual words, but they don’t mean anything). Also, any tips for dealing with people that like to take away or make fun of this? (turning off my captions or not letting me read out loud/have things read because i “was working fine earlier”)? -Bee
Difficulty with auditory processing and/or reading comprehension can definitely be autistic traits, if that’s what you’re struggling with. And they can definitely fluctuate from day to day, so it could make sense that you would struggle more with those issues on some days and less with them on others.
As for dealing with people who aren’t understanding, I would suggest being assertive. If someone tells you that you don’t need an accessibility tool that helps you, politely but firmly correct them. You can also try to inform them (e.g. “I know I was able to understand [X] earlier, but now I can’t understand [Y] because [insert reason here]” or “I need [accommodation] because [reason]”). But of course, don’t feel obligated to disclose any of your medical history to others if you’re not comfortable with that.
Do any of our followers have other suggestions for dealing with people who aren’t accommodating?