Examples of Acceptable and Offensive Language:
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Acceptable

 

Offensive

 disabled  handicapped, crippled, deformed
 non-disabled  able-bodied, normal, healthy
 people with disabilities
 persons with disabilities
 the disabled
 the handicapped
 uses a wheelchair
 is a wheelchair user
 is confined to a wheelchair
 is wheelchair bound
 has a cerebral palsy  is a cerebral palsy victim
 has had polio  suffers from polio
 has a specific learning disability  is learning disabled
 people who are blind,  visually impaired, deaf, or hearing impaired  the blind, the visually impaired deaf or the hearing impaired deaf and dumb
 person with mental illness  the mentally ill, crazy person, psycho, psychopath
 person with developmental delay
person with cognitive disability
 the mentally retarded, retardation, mentally deficient, retard or retardate
 person with Down Syndrome  the Down's Syndrome child
  Mongoloid (Never)!
 people who have epilepsy  epileptics
 seizures  fits
 congenital disability  birth defect


Last updated 99/11/18

Bobby Approved (v 3.1)