Words Matter: The Language of Accessibilty

Words Matter and awareness of how powerful even the most subtle language distinctions can be is an important factor in understanding human experience. In this presentation we will discuss the language used in daily life and examine how and why certain words and phrases can be hurtful to members of the disabled community -- even if no harm is intended. Covered topics will include:

- Shifting language perspectives/ how we see certain words
- Ableism/how our words effect others
- People first language
- Identify first language
- “Don’t” words


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