AS to your icon, I didn't know that. But the idea that "non-able bodied individuals are in need of being 'cured"' is a bad one is is just plain wrong. having prosthetics, such as contacts, is a good thing. People usually lead a more fulfilling lives with them.
Take you for example: would your life be better or worse if you just threw away that contact lens? I doubt it.
I know that this is a fantasy show, and sometimes, in fantasy shows, they make the mistake of not logically adapting to the absurd fantasy element. but the idea of minimizing the problems of a deaf-mute going to a foreign country where most don't speak english to TEACH computer science, is political BS. Not good storytelling.