San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Words only make up only a small percentage of communication, but the language and words we choose have a direct impact on the way people with a disability feel and are perceived in society.
Inappropriate use of language can make people feel hurt, excluded and is a barrier to full participation in society. People with disability are people first, who have families, work and participate in community activities.
This briefing will cover how language around disability is reflected in society and the impact the models of disability have had on language. It also provides information on what language is appropriate and how to use it effectively when communicating with people with disability. The briefing will also have interactive activities to help you learn the concepts of simple and direct language and give specific examples of the use of language.
When & Where
Advocacy for Inclusion
Advocacy for Inclusion is a Disabled Peoples Organisation which means our board, members and staff are a majority of people with disabilities.