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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Windows 8 is the latest version of the software that disabled the deaf and hard of hearing

Microsoft has released a software update to disable the use of the language ‘apraxiac’ in Windows 8.The Microsoft spokesperson told The Register that the software update “changes the language from apraxiac to dsa.”However, it is unclear whether Microsoft is only attempting to disable apraxia in Windows, or if it intends to completely remove the language.This […]

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How to identify language impairment in NFL players’ communication in a new report

The NFL’s latest study on language impairment has been released and it’s a big one.The study finds that a significant percentage of players are experiencing language impairment.The researchers say that in 2016, the average speed of an NFL player’s speech was 20.4 words per minute.A player’s speed was found to be a predictor of a […]

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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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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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How to tell if your disability is a language challenge

Language is often used as a way of expressing emotions and expressing thoughts.It is used to convey a range of emotions including love, hate, anger, sadness, sadnessness, awe, wonder and awe.However, language can also be used to express a range on emotions, such as pain, sadness and anxiety.To help you know if you have a […]

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