DPA is starting a new fortnightly column of sorts, titled “What It Should Have Been”. Named after the corrections section traditionally found in newspapers, it will compile all instances of inappropriate words/terms used to describe people with disabilities that appeared in print – whether online or on hard copy – over the preceding two weeks.
We very much welcome contributions and feedback from members. And if you come across a case of improper, disrespectful or offensive language used to describe people with disabilities in local media, blogs or publications, just email the details – citing the source, date, usage issue/context – to email@example.com.
For more on this initiative and to read the first “What It Should Have Been” compilation, please click here.