Navigating Language

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In writing about disability, choice of words matters. There’s controversy here. There are differing opinions and evolving attitudes among various groups. That’s why I find it important to have direct interviews with people I write about. I take the maxim “Nothing about us without us” seriously. We are richer as a community when all voices are at the table. Here’s more on the subject:

Identity-First Language

Article: Reporting on Disability with Sensitivity, Not Sensationalism

Style Guide from the National Center on Disability and Journalism