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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Which language is the most accessible for people with disabilities?

An article posted on the Australian Disability Rights website by journalist John Kelly explores the different ways languages can be used to communicate with people with physical or speech disabilities.Key points:A new book by journalist, John Kelly, looks at different ways language can be understoodLanguage can be very different to other social settingsLanguage is often […]

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The word “disabled” gets a new meaning as the term is renamed to ‘disabled in service’

The word ‘disabled’ gets a big new meaning when it comes to services for people with disabilities.The word is now being used in a new way to mean “disabled in the service” or “in service to.”According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the word ‘disability’ is an acronym for “disability in service.”This new definition […]

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“I want a disability-friendly language!”—A guide to disability-positive apps

Ars Technicapolises: The tech world’s biggest disability advocacy organizations—A disability advocacy group, one of the biggest disability organizations, and one of its biggest advocates.In addition to the disability-focused groups listed above, disability-related companies are often involved in social media campaigns, public outreach, and marketing.These companies have also been instrumental in the push to make disability […]

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5 things to know about language disabilities

The language skills of millions of people worldwide have become a focus of concern in recent years.In a wide-ranging report released today, the Institute of Language Professionals estimates that more than half of the world’s population has a language-related disability.The report, “The Language Skills of Millions: What Is Language?A Statistical Analysis,” aims to provide clarity […]

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