Misplaced Modifiers: Respectful Language Improves Accuracy

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Digh, Patricia.  1999.  Misplaced Modifiers: Respectful Language Improves Accuracy.

by Patricia Digh, 1999

 

Imagine how shocking it would be to pick up a newspaper today and read a front-page story about a "colored" or "Negro" politician or businessman. Yet, the print and broadcast media still describe people with disabilities with equally archaic and demeaning phrases such as "handicapped," "differently abled," "challenged" and "special."

Furthermore, while journalists do not include a person's ethnic or racial minority group status in articles unless it is a crime report or pertinent to the story, a disability inevitably gets mentioned regardless of the story's topic.

Here are some guidelines for writing about people with disabilities.

Swaziland National Association of the Disabled

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Dhlamini, Phillip.  1992.  Swaziland National Association of the Disabled.

 

Report of the CIB Expert Seminar
on Building Non-Handicapping Environments
Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16-18, 1992

 

Phillip Dhlamini, Swaziland

 

The Global Picture and the European Situation Regarding Bioethics and Genetic Engineering

English
Degener, Dr. Theresia.  1998.  The Global Picture and the European Situation Regarding Bioethics and Genetic Engineering.

In: Seminar on Bioethics and Disabled People, 1998 | Panel Discussion - Open Debate

Dr. Theresia Degener, legal adviser to the German Council
of Centres for Self-Determined Living and lecturer
at the Universities of Frankfurt, Mainz and Leipzig

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

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Davidovich, Nathan.  1996.  Disability Discrimination in the Workplace.

by Nathan Davidovich
Attorney at Law, Labor and Employment Law
Copyright © January 1996

Speach on the value of human life to The Trustees of the Center for Human Values, Princeton University April 14, 1999

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Dart, Justin.  1999.  Speach on the value of human life to The Trustees of the Center for Human Values, Princeton University April 14, 1999.

Fact Sheet on Peter Singer from Not Dead Yet!

Other letters protesting the hiring of Peter Singer, by:

 


Dear Colleagues:

Princeton University's Center for Human Values recently employed Dr. Peter Singer as a professor of Bioethics. Dr. Singer states "Killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Very often it is not wrong at all."

A socio-physical study towards building barrier-free urban environment in Iran

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Daneshpour, Zohereh A, Toumeh Arbel F M.  1991.  A socio-physical study towards building barrier-free urban environment in Iran.

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Report of the CIB Expert Seminar on Building Non-Handicapping Environments, Budapest 1991

A socio-physical study towards building barrier-free urban environment in Iran

Zohereh A. Daneshpour, DBRE Research Center, Tehran, Iran
Arbel Toumeh F.M., DBRE Research Center Tehran, Iran

 

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Issues Arising from Quality of Life

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Cunningham-Burley, Dr. Sarah.  1998.  Issues Arising from Quality of Life. Seminar on Bioethics and Disabled people.

 

Dr. Sarah Cunningham-Burley
Department of Public Health, University of Edinburgh

 

A summary of the Department of Health (DoH) Figures for Direct Payments Users in the UK in 2002

English
Hasler, Frances.  2003.  A summary of the Department of Health (DoH) Figures for Direct Payments Users in the UK in 2002.

Report to the ENIL Board Meeting
8th March 2003 Southampton

by Frances Hasler, 2003-03

The Department of Health has published monitoring figures for direct payments usage, based on information from September 2002. They show an overall growth in numbers since 2001 from 5423 to 7882. The most dramatic increase in take up is among carers (more than four times as many as previously). Some groups – people with learning difficulties, mental health service users and older people – have roughly doubled their numbers. Growth among people with physical impairment has been smaller – just 30%.

A Personal Journey Into Disability Politics

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Finkelstein, Vic.  2001.  A Personal Journey Into Disability Politics.

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by Vic Finkelstein (Leeds University Centre for Disability Studies)

 

In this presentation I have tried to provide a background sample of where I came from and the issues that I think we were trying to deal with at the time. I hope, too, that I can introduce you to some of the outstanding problems we face in our struggle for a social interpretation of disability.

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