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So, what do you prefer to be called? Handicapped? Disabled? Or physically challenged? – “Joe” would be fine. – The most appropriate label is usually the one people’s parents have given them.

So, what do you prefer to be called? Handicapped? Disabled? Or physically challenged? – “Joe” would be fine. – The most appropriate label is usually the one people’s parents have given them.

 

Yes, saying ‘disabled people’ is fine.

But better still would be to actually address the person, and not their disability.

However, if you need to refer to disabled people in general, here some great resources for learning how to do so with respect:

 

Wikipedia’s Disability Etiquette

The Disability Cultural Center’s Guide to Disability Language and Empowerment

Gov UK’s Inclusive language: words to use and avoid when writing about disability

Resources for Disabled Students’ Unhandicap Your Language

 

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