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A Public Service Announcement

Unacceptable terms for a person with a disability:
- handicapable
- differently abled
- handicapped*

Acceptable terms for a person with a disability:
- disabled

While each person with a disability is different and has the right to their personal preference regarding language and terminology, there are words (like those above) that are considered generally offensive or inappropriate. When in doubt, use the term disabled. If you need to describe someone, try “they have a disability” or “they are disabled”.

If a person with a disability corrects your language or tells you their preferred term, follow their lead and use the person-first language, disability-first language, or whatever terminology they prefer when speaking to and about them.

Thanks.


*Many people (and even official organizations and offices) still use the term “handicapped”, as it was once considered by the able-bodied majority to be politically correct. Some people with disabilities don’t mind the term, or even prefer it, but those individuals tend to be fewer. The term “handicapped” is largely unaccepted by disabled communities today.

When able bodied folks use the term “differently-abled” instead of #disabled, they assume that disabled people are somehow positively affected or even enabled by a society built to shut us out and keep us from the full range of experiences open to able bodied people.

To flip this, we don’t say that black folks have a different, yet positive, relationship with racism. We acknowledge that although black people cope with constant racism and have grown some important skills because of it, the treatment is wholly damaging.

To flip this, we don’t insist that queer people have a different, yet positive, experience with queerphobia. We acknowledge that queer sexuality is wholly marginalized and othered by oppression.

Not disabled? Crippled? Sick? Mad?

I suggest you say disabled instead of “differently-abled”. Please.

#blackdisabledlivesmatter

Please don't take this seriously. It is merely an innocent joke.

So, since some people prefer the term “differentlyabled” does that mean that I have to start saying “person with a differentlyability”? Do we just replace “dis” with the word “differently”?

That’s kind of differentlyappointing.
I know that some people would be differentlygusted by that. They would differentlyapprove. “I am on my way! I can go the differentlytance!” It’s really quite differentlyturbing.
Panic! At The Differentlyco.

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