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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What is an ‘antisemitic’ slur?

An antisemitic slur is an insult that refers to Jews, Muslims, Christians, or other minority groups, said Ayoub Salameh, director of the University of Southern California’s Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs.The definition of antisemitism is an anti-Semitic ideology that views the Jewish people as an inferior race, he added.While some have used the term […]

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When doctors treat deafness with hearing aids, can the devices be considered a form of speech therapy?

In the US, many people with hearing loss can use hearing aids to communicate.But a growing number of researchers are using them to treat deaf patients.Some are calling the technology speech therapy.This is the second in a series of Recode segments exploring what it means to use speech therapy in deaf people.Today: What is speech […]

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Which language is disabled? – MSNBC

MSNBC hosts Josh Zepps and Ali Velshi discuss the issue of language disability in the media, as well as the prevalence of the term.They discuss the prevalence and importance of disability accommodations in the mainstream media and how this affects the work force.“What is disability accommodation?” they ask.“The concept of disability accommodation is that you’re […]

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