#TIL: It’s the Avengers that are “specially-abled”

  • Instead of “Handicap” or “Invalid”, use “Person with Disability” (person-first language) or “Disabled person” (identity-first language)
  • Instead of “Able-bodied” or “Normal”, use “Non-disabled”
  • Instead of “Blind”, use “Person living with blindness”
  • Instead of “Half-blind” or “Partially blind”, use “Person living with low vision”
  • Instead of “Deaf & dumb”, “Deaf & mute”, “Hearing impaired” or “Language disabled”, use “Deaf” (with a capital D)or “Hard of hearing”
  • Instead of “Cripple” or “Wheelchair bound/confined”, use “Person with physical disability”, “Person with locomotor disability” or “Wheelchair user”
  • Instead of “Dwarf” or “Midget”, use “People of short stature”
  • Instead of “Leper”, “Leprosy victim” or “ Leprosy patient”, use “Leprosy survivor”
  • Instead of “Acid attack victim”, use “Acid attack Survivor”
  • Instead of “Autism patient”, use “Autistic”

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