The way that we talk about, or write about, people with disabilities impacts the way that society feels about disabilities and the people who live with the disability.
In this article, a woman living with a disability gives a few helpful tips to remember when talking about a disability or a person with a disability.
One of the tips that really stood out was the fact that it is appropriate to mention that a person has a disability if it is relevant to the story. However, if the disability doesn’t influence the story, it’s not worth mentioning. A person is much more than their disability.
Would you add any tips to this list? Share your tips in the comment section.
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