TERMINOLOGY: towards disabled people from the society:

The terminology language used when discussing and addressing disabled people or used generally to describe disability has an impression on the manner disabled people are perceived. It is therefore essential that language presents a positive image not a negative one, and does not cause felony. The attitude and tone of address should also be sensitive to the feelings of disabled people- and correct. Disabled people are no bolder than non-disabled people; neither do they consider themselves to be victims or fighting against catastrophe.

Terminology of Disabled-Handicap People.

Patronizing, sensational or sentimental words and slogans should be sidestepped. Disabled people are not self-absorbed and self-pitying and their lives are not nonstop work. Language that highlights impressions of indifference or dependence should not be used. A disabled person, like anybody else, will have his/her own inclinations about how he/she would like to be addressed or described, and it is therefore best to ask the individual concerned. For instance, some people may use the term people with disabilities in preference to disabled people.

Terminology that is completely insupportable includes:

  • Handicapped – this call up the appearance and image of a submissive person beseeching for money, the label infers that the individual is to blameworthiness for the problems he/she meets when it is the environment and society that causes the handicap.
  • The disabled – these protuberances people composed in a group isolated from the rest of society. It is categorizing according to one aspect of a person, not conceding that disabled people have Distinctiveness;
  • An individual is not a condition – to denote to someone as an arthritic or paraplegic is Degrading. When referring to a Particular condition use the form person with;
  •  Convulsive – this has been used for several years as a term of exploitation and should not be used as a mean of describing people with intellectual, cerebral palsy;


About khaproojanu

Assalm-o-Alaikum: How are You Dear Friends! My name is Zafar Ullah Khan. I am the Person with Special Needs. I am interested in Blogging, Articles writing, web content writer, and MS-office applications. I have Master degree in Political science and Graduate degree in Economics.
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One Response to TERMINOLOGY: towards disabled people from the society:

  1. Siraj says:

    You hit the nail on the head with this blog. We need to be sensitive regarding the language that we use to describe people with “differently abled” people. My business brings me in contact with a lot of them in Canada and I find a lot of them has some ability which is superior to “non-differently abled people” (the so called non-disabled people – sic)


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