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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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 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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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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