I'm creating a world where most of the population (99% or so) is ambidextrous.
In the real world, most people are right-handed. A lot of everyday objects (e.g. scissors, mouse cursors) are built with this in mind. Because of this, left handed people are at a slight disadvantage when using these objects, but nowhere near what would be considered a disability.
In addition, being ambidextrous does not offer any significant advantages (see this Biology Stack Exchange post).
People that are handed are considered disabled. However, I presume that being left or right handed would be considered nothing more than a minor inconvenience unless either:
- There is one common/important activity that is significantly more difficult or impossible with one hand
- There is a large set of smaller activities that would be difficult with only one hand
(although I'm completely open to other types of answers)
The only idea I've come up with so far people in this world having fragile arms that they frequently broke. Then being ambidextrous would allow people to do more when they have a broken arm. I imagine that this scenario would have much more far-reaching consequences than the fact that most people are ambidextrous (i.e. people would worry about doing something about their fragile bones rather than worrying about using both hands) and hope to find a better answer.
Why would being left or right handed be considered a disability?