Inclusive Language

Inclusive Language

Inclusive Language

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Focus on the person, not their disability and impairment.

Person first and disability /impairment second: People/ person with disability

Example:  “person who is deaf”, or “people who have visual impairment”. Also phrases such as “person living with disability”, and “person with lived experience of disability”. Are growing in popularity and acceptance.

On the other hand, phrases such as “person without disability” are recommended to say instead of, “non-disabled” or “able-bodied”.

https://www.and.org.au/pages/inclusive-language.html