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|Stephane aka ''wiz'' is a Self Help Marketing Visionary living in Canada who's main passion is Focusing on Abilities and loves sharing knowledge and helping others on the topic of Internet marketing and self-improvement. In life as online, we face many hurdles. But we should always remember the Blocks that got us where we are each day.
"I believe that knowledge is power. Everyone should improve themselves and/or business, no matter what stage in life they're in. Whether it's to develop a better mindset or to increase profits. Moving forward is key."
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Words with Dignity
Property of the disABILITIES Awareness Program of The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre http://parrty.ca/
Words with Dignity
People with a disability should be described in words and expressions that portray them with dignity
Instead of... Disabled, handicapped, crippled
Use... Person(s) with a disability.
Instead of... Crippled by, afflicted with, suffering from, victim of, deformed
Use... Person who has...or, Person with...
Instead of... Lame
Use... Person who is mobility impaired.
Instead of... Confined, bound, restricted to or dependent on a wheelchair
Use... Person who uses a wheelchair
Instead of... Deaf and dumb, deaf mute, hearing impaired
Use... Person who is deaf, hard of hearing
Instead of... Retarded, mentally retarded
Use... Person with Person with a developmental disability
Instead of... Spastic (as a noun),
Use... Person who has spasms
Instead of... Physically challenged
Use... Person with a physical disability
Instead of... Mental patient, mentally ill, mental, insane
Use... Person with a mental illness, Person who has schizophrenia
Instead of... Learning disabled, learning difficulty –
Use... Person with a learning disability
Instead of... Blind (the), visually impaired (the)
Use... Persons who are visually impaired, blind
Instead of... Disabled sport Sport for athletes with disabilities
Use... Sport for athletes with disabilities
Instead of... Disabled/handicapped parking
Use... Accessible parking
In general, remember...
Describe the person, not the disability; the person is not their diagnosis or disability
Refer to a person’s disability only when it is relevant
Avoid images and words designed to evoke pity or guilt
If you want to help, ASK permission first, then LISTEN! Not everyone wants or needs your help.
Recognize that persons with disabilities are exactly that - people (first) who happen to have a disability
Treat persons with disabilities with respect, honest and sensitivity, as you would anyone else
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