Disability / Accessibility Language Choices

There is global and personal variation on what is considered acceptable and preferable. This is how I decide what language to use.

Street signs in several different foreign languages for a tavern, a pizza place, a castle and a hotel
Street signs in several different foreign languages for a tavern, a pizza place, a castle and a hotel
Photo by Soner Eker on Unsplash

Language choice factors

Individual communications

Group communications

Things that are written

Why inclusive language?

Why personalization?

Language choice when there are conflicts

A mixed group of people both with and without disabilities

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