You can’t get your head around what ‘disabled language’ means in the UK

It’s a common phrase, but in the U.K., it’s also an obscure word, meaning something like a person who can’t speak English.It’s the opposite of the English-speaking world’s standard phrase for “disabled person.”If you’re like most people in the country, you’re probably familiar with the term, which has become a key part of the language […]

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Which language is your disability language? The words to think about when you’re disabled

I’m not sure what you’d call me or how I speak.I’m autistic, but I can’t say I speak any other language.I can only understand English, which is the first language I learned.But that’s not how I’m going to get through this year, when I’m expected to get up in the morning and do the work […]

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How to talk about your disability in public? Here’s a guide

A year ago, we asked readers to suggest the most appropriate language for a disability-themed conversation.The result was a list of more than 1,300 suggestions that we have made available online.We wanted to know what people thought about these suggestions, so we created a survey.The results have been published in a book, Words with Words […]

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