Striving to remove barriers that prevent us from building Diverse, Vibrant, Inclusive, Accessible Communities!
Language has long been used to dehumanize or marginalize people with disabilities. Ableist language shows up in different ways: as metaphors, jokes, or euphemisms.
- While ableism exists beyond the words we use, in structures and policies, our vocabularies can help us how we think and behave with people around us.
- We spoke to four disability rights activists to know why our words matter, how they influence our biases, thoughts, and behaviors and what we can do to check them.