What is a disability etiquette language?

Engadgets article Language is often used to describe the way someone is interacting with a speaker.For example, a deaf person might say, “This is so cool!I can hear everything you say.”The person who is hearing-impaired might say: “I’m so sorry, this is just a misunderstanding.I just don’t know how to say it.”If the speaker does […]

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‘I can’t do this’: Woman who was ‘unbearable’ for her daughter’s birth

“I can hardly control myself.”“I’m not even going to try.”“What’s going to happen to me?”“I feel like my life is going to get completely sucked out of me.”“My baby’s going down the drain.”“The world’s going crazy.”“It’s a nightmare.”In this first installment of The Mother-Baby Experiment, we share stories of women who struggled to have children, […]

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Canadian parents of transgender child ‘lose confidence in their child’s ability to be loved’

Canada’s social media giants are taking the lead in tackling discrimination against trans people, a leading expert has warned.Read more Social media giants including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have taken a lead role in raising awareness about trans issues in Canada.The latest initiative, called Trans Kids, involves offering parents access to a community of trans […]

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Google’s Google Translate is getting a disability language fix

The company is working on a language support service for its Translate app for iOS and Android, according to the app’s developers.The service will work with the Translate team, and users will be able to specify a preferred language for the app to translate into.This feature is similar to the one Google has provided to […]

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How to identify disability languages and disabilities in Canada

By the numbers, it seems like the federal government is on the right track to include disability language in the Official Languages Act.But how to get there?The Federal Court has already ruled that it would be unfair to exclude disability language from the Act.And with a growing number of jurisdictions having laws or policies that […]

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‘Lolita’ star is ready to help others with disabilities by tweeting about them

The actor Lena Dunham has been spotted on Twitter sharing photos of herself wearing a hat, a jacket and shoes with disabled people.In the photos, Dunham is pictured wearing a pink hat, with a yellow and red jacket, and with shoes made for disabled people to use.The actress is known for her outspoken support for […]

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When you can’t read disability language, you can learn it yourself with the #LinguisticAutism hashtag

Posted by TechCrunch on Saturday, March 13, 2021 04:15:01It’s a phrase that’s been used by people who want to use their disabilities to learn new words.But it’s a concept that’s not universal, and it has a long history.When the phrase first began to be used, it was used to describe someone with dyslexia, a form […]

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How to learn a new language

What if you just can’t remember a word?The world is full of words you might never even know you had, but with the right language learner, you can learn new words with ease.This video series will show you how to learn the language of your dreams.First up is “Bubble” (Bubbles), a video game developed by […]

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Which languages are the most commonly used in the U.S.?

More than 60 million Americans use at least one language other than English, according to a new report by the University of Michigan’s Institute of Linguistics.In addition to English, the study found that Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Tagalog make up a large majority of the language use in the United States.The study, titled The […]

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