For people with disabilities, mannequins can hurt — not help — the shopping experience –

In Canada, the average household spends close to $3,500 annually on clothing and accessories, with a key part of the shopping experience tied to stores displaying their clothes on mannequins.
But for people with disabilities, the mannequins can be bitter reminders of exclusion.
Sheldon Crocker’s first memory of shopping for clothes includes asking his mother why the mannequins didn’t look like him. Experiences like that continue to affect his self-esteem, he said.
“I used to feel excluded…

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