On this “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” I’d just like to highlight that this sort of language is unnecessary and stigmatising
Note: As always, this is my personal take on this, I’m not speaking on behalf of my employer.
There is nothing wrong with being disabled.
The vast majority of us disabled people prefer to be called “disabled people”.
If you think you need to say “person with” to reinforce that we are human too, there’s something very wrong.
The plural of “person” is “people”.
The adjective to describe a person who has a disability is “disabled”.
Just say the word. “Disabled”. Say it. “Disabled people”. There, that wasn’t so hard, was it? If you winced, maybe check yourself for ablism.
#disability #disabled #autism #neurodiversity
#diversity #differentisOk #identityfirst