Which state will be the first to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities?

Washington state will become the first state in the nation to ban discrimination against individuals with disabilities, but it will still be up to the states to decide which ones will be allowed to expand protections for the vulnerable.The House is set to vote on a bill Monday that would prohibit discrimination against a person […]

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How to talk about disability, language and disability issues in India

The Times Of India has released a report detailing the disability language used by Indian students in India, including in schools, government offices, and businesses.The report, which is available online, reveals how the Indian government and its education and employment institutions have failed to meet the demands of the Indian community for inclusive language use […]

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What to know about disability rights in Canada

By The Associated PressIn a country where people with disabilities can often find themselves trapped in their homes, where their rights are frequently ignored or abused, Canadians are learning a little bit more about what it takes to live a full life.A new report by the National Centre for Disability Rights (NCDR) highlights the many […]

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How to change your language, or how to say it?

Language is a huge topic in contemporary society.It’s part of our culture, but it’s also a tool that helps us understand each other.We need to think about the language we use in a way that’s respectful, clear, and accessible.What is the meaning of language? Language is a tool.How to use it Language is something we use […]

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What is ‘mental impairment’?

A simple question but one that often goes unanswered.Is mental impairment or mental retardation a mental disability or is it something that is inherited?The answer, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is that the answer is a bit complicated.While there are many categories of mental impairment, there are some differences […]

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Why I have been able to read more languages

I have a slight, thin build.I have blond hair, but my skin is darker and I have long, dark eyelashes.I’m about six feet tall, and my fingers are thick and strong.I used to say I was the “world’s shortest” player in tennis.It’s because of the way I read.In the summer of 2005, when I was […]

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What is language disability?

The American Psychological Association is a non-profit, not-for-profit association of more than 100,000 psychologists.It is a member of the American Psychological Society.In 2016, APA issued the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) which lists “language disability” as one of the conditions most commonly listed in DSM-IV.While APA does not endorse or recommend specific […]

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How to tell if someone is suffering from a language disability

The phrase “proper” means the same thing as “the right way.”That is, people who have a disability can have the same way of speaking as other people.But some people with language disabilities have a different way of saying things, and this may be their disability.That’s because they can’t fully express themselves, or their voice has […]

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How to Create a Powerpoint Language Disability Workshop for your Students

Next BigFuture has just released a free Powerpoint language disability workshop for students who are not fluent in Mandarin or Chinese.The workshop aims to give students a chance to create an interactive and fun learning experience for their students to gain an understanding of their language and to have a deeper understanding of the challenges […]

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