Language and Disability
Are you a university official trying to create inclusion policies for disabled people? Are you a personal tutor providing support to disabled students? Are you a disabled person trying to understand which words are more compatible with you and your experiences?
Language is by no means perfect. The words we use to talk about disabled people can alienate those individuals who are already alienated by society. So, let’s take a minute and reflect: what do we mean by ‘inclusive language’ when talking about disabilities?