Do you use a wheelchair for mobility? Have you ever used a wheelchair? I have. Although it was temporary, the experience sensitized me like nothing before to the words and images people use when describing a person who is disabled or who uses a wheelchair.
Some descriptions and terms have disappeared from popular use in the past few decades. Some, however, still linger. The National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ) has put together a list of terms to avoid when writing about disability. Here is the link to that article HERE
(Image source: disabled sign- www.publicdomainpictures.net)