How to get a better response to your disability?

A new survey of more than 20,000 people with disabilities shows that while they don’t get all the attention they’d like, they are still part of a thriving community.The survey, conducted by the National Disability Employment Alliance, found that nearly one in three respondents reported they had worked with someone with a disability.“We found that […]

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What does the word ‘disabled’ mean?

Disability is defined as an inability to perform, perform in an adaptive or adaptive capacity, or use one or more of the following essential human functions or activities:Ability to understand, respond to, control and communicate with others, or perform other essential tasks.Ability to perform tasks and functions of daily living and to function safely in […]

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Judge says he has ‘no idea’ if transgender teen is transgender

WASHINGTON — A federal judge said Thursday that she has “no idea” if a transgender teenager is transgender.U.S. District Judge Susan Illston of Washington, D.C., said in her order that she had not reviewed a transgender child’s petition for an injunction to block the removal of a school resource officer.She wrote that she would likely […]

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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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