Category talk:Accessibility

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Please note: it is very improper to describe individuals and groups by their disability. For example: Jeff is blind; Jack is deaf or having categories or groups for the Deaf/Blind. We should strive for the "People First" practice.

Jeff has low vision or Jack has poor or low hearing.

Thank you. Fos1 (talk) 20:47, 13 January 2022‎

I have no strong views either way, but in some fields, certainly autism and deafness, there is an ongoing debate about "person-first language" vs "identity-first language". Jonathan (talk) 15:02, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

It can be a big deal to some. I was an EEO Officer for seven years. I was responsible for website issues. I had to deal with individuals (and their lawyers) that surveyed websites for improper language relevant to individuals with disabilities. You wouldn't believe how sensitive some are. They are within their rights. For reference see Office of Disability Rights

v/r fos1 Fos1 (talk) 19:15, 15 January 2022‎ (UTC)