How to Create the Voice of Your Disability Language

Posted March 12, 2019 09:02:14When you want to get creative with your disability vocabulary, you can start with this crossword.The phrase “DSA Language” is a great way to start and is very empowering.You can use the word “disability” in the phrase, “Disabled language crossword.”You can also use the phrase “Disability crossword,” “D-S-A-L-I-D-A.”You could even use […]

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‘They don’t know what to do with me’: Transgender student says she was sexually assaulted by classmates in school

Two transgender high school students say they were sexually assaulted at a school in Ohio this year.Katherine Dye, 18, and Kristi Dye said they were harassed and sexually assaulted while walking to school on their way home from school on June 7.Their story first aired on Vice News on Friday.The school’s superintendent told Vice News […]

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How to make a wheelchair accessible

This is a guide to how to make it as easy as possible for people with disability to access wheelchairs and assistive devices.This article will show you how to attach the necessary cables to your wheelchair and how to mount your wheelchair in the garage.If you’ve never used an electronic wheelchair, this article is for […]

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Which languages are ‘sensitive’ for language disabilities?

By James L. WhiteIn a recent article titled Language Dysphonia: What Are Some Examples of Language Disabilities?I highlighted a recent survey of linguists that found that a large majority of respondents identified “languages with a strong impact on our daily lives” as being “highly sensitive to language disabilities” and “the most frequently used language by […]

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What are disability first and disability sensitive languages?

Disabled first language (DFL) is the first language the deaf and hard of hearing person can hear, and can be used for communication.It can be spoken by individuals with hearing impairments, or used as a substitute for spoken English, as well as by the blind.Disability sensitive language (DSL) is an alternative to DFL, but is […]

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How to get around negative stereotypes in your language: A new study

An audio-language disability (ALS) diagnosis is a label for a variety of disabilities that impair the ability to speak, read, write, or communicate in spoken language.An individual with an ALS diagnosis may be unable to understand spoken language, read or write, and can also be at risk for language impairments such as limited use of […]

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Trump calls for better treatment of Bilingual Americans

By BERNARD C. SAGANIn an interview with NBC’s TODAY show on Thursday, President Donald Trump called for more treatment for bilingual Americans who are suffering from the language barrier.In the interview, which aired on March 2, Trump said the Trump administration’s plan to expand bilingualism would be a good example of the U.S. embracing the […]

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NFLPA: ‘There’s no way’ to prevent language disability from impacting players

A union representing former NFL players has called on the league to take a more proactive stance against language impairment, including language that may have a detrimental impact on the health of its players.The Players Association of America (PAA) issued the statement on Wednesday, following a series of recent incidents in which players have been […]

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