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Towards Inclusive and Respectful Disability Terminology in Our Media

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 protected]

For more on this initiative and to read the first “What It Should Have Been” compilation, please click here.

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