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Putting the Person First

Has anyone ever talked down to you?  Maybe they mentioned something about you that you don’t think defines you as a person. Do you remember how you felt? Sure, maybe they didn’t say it to put you down, but something about it just didn’t feel right.

This sort of thing happens often to people with disabilities, like blindness and visual impairment. That’s why it’s important to use person first language when writing about anyone with a disability.

Below is a link to an accessible PDF that will help you write about people who have a disability.

PDF on Person First Writing / Talking

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