Diversity.Language Use.10.Commandments

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Unformatted text preview: IMTFIDDUETIDN Language IS pzrwerful |l reilecLs. FEIl'iiflFCE'S. erle shapes our pereeplsens of people. Wards Thel relleel pesitiue atlliudee and awareness help develop positive cemmunicelrert. Werele about disability have been strengiy elfeelee by legal. medical. and eellticel 1errn5. Ceneequently. eUr daily Iang liege is filled 'mlh. technical 1erme 1ha1 eiten eie net emeey Du' intended ec-caal message and are further {germinated by pereenal slylee and preference. The lullewiu-ig suggestions are emitted as e guidel'o mprmre ienguege usage 313001 disability. Meet SLIQQGSIIDHE- are jilfi-‘l cmn sense; bul clhere are e matter u-l heme:an aware ul apereerlata. currenl lerrnlnelemr. Using the right wu-Tds can make a dramatic difference in bell-i our private anc euhllc cammuneatrene' DUTDATEDHNACCUHATE TERMS AND EIPHESSIDNS We are alien not aware cime hieeee n: negetnle el'li'ludee entree—Geld in our language. Eliminating the tee teens is es imperial-n as using the greed win-rifle. These nerd: and expreseiene have 2.1an neg-alive, |;lerr;l-gem:lrg,,r eunnetaiime. Their cai'l set a lane at establish earners Item the alert. Mela using lhern and discourage their use by miners: - elllrctecl - Wenunete :- eerebrel II relate eeIe-etl a emetic. spa: I- eenlinetl it:- e - stricken wheelchair - suffers frci'n e detective e victim - uefurmeu I whemllalr- - gimp heme I New - wilhered - fame I crazy. II'ISBI'IE. - maimed psi-the. scrim: . paralych - cripple. cne arthritic. - deal and damn eeilep1-r: I pear DE Edi? FID- fi-‘l l'."5-| Language Guide on Disability A F'FtlliiiEFl ON HOW TO SAY WHAT YOU MEAN TO SAY PREFERRED TERMS AND EXPEESEIGNS Tneee wards and expressions are currently preferred and reflect a pasiti'ue aHi'l-ude. Same language is “Ireney” ene meanings may vary depending en CDI'HQZK] and locale Use the mrds bale-w efier "Perenn- whe i5n'l'llaa ' I blind I e a paraplegic o deerfnercl of hearing . cereme pale..- - mental rvEliElJ‘ClEl‘lliCll'l . visually impaired I H. pEthiElJFil: disability -. 5.3g” reg - a whaleichairduaer . a melancnemal eliealzlilitg.‘I EIAMFLE OF GDGD AND BM] USAGE Language eneulcl accurately describe an. inEiNiEIUEII situation. It should emphasize the person first. rather then the disability DIDN'T SAY 'le Lee is a crippled 'leachee end eenfinee 1-: e wheeiehair. ' DE! 5A? "Mr. Lee is a teacher with e eieahililyr. He is a wheelchair-new." WHAT CAN WE DO ABDUT LANGUAGE? We can educele. We can seek eeeltive use Eli mmmurilealien media. We can enceUrage a seeietal attitude where only peeitive. actuate We can il'l‘iE:.‘11'|. IIIIIE' can poleer ce'rect inaccurale use of language. We can ask the pereen wilh e disabling.- fer clerilicetien. words are eceeplable In me context of any Denverealicnl [lei-eleeee by. me Haiku”: (numerme CemlillL-E nil Err-pleynrenl tel' Penal: m'ei JieeLillliee ace the Emmi-Hem 'Jeve-‘eemem Heparin-lam rhea imple'rmem ED Diulepmem nrplrlmlfll 313i: ni rliI'uI-IILI: THE TEN Comesnomenrs oF CUMMUNJCATEHG WITH PEOPLE WITH Disnereries l. Speak directly rather than through a companion or sign language interpreter who may be present. it. Offer to shake hands Idihen Introduced. People I.ilitth limited hand use or an artificial limb can usually shake hands and offering the left hand is an acceptable greeting. Ill. Aheays Identify yourself and others who may be with you when meeting someone with a visual disability. When conyersing in a group. remember to identify the person to whom you are speaking. a When dining with a friend. who has a 1.risual disability. eat: if you can describe what is on his or her plate. l'tt'. If you otter assistance. Itrait until the offer Is acoepted. Then listen or ask for instructions. y. Treat adults as adults. Address panels with disabilities by their first names only when extending the same familiarity to all others. Neyer patronize people in wheelchairs by patting them on the head or shoulder. ‘u'l. Do not lean against or place your hand on someone's wheelchair. Bear in mind that people I.ttlth disabilities treat their chairs as extensions of their bodies. t. y'll. Listen etientlyeiy writer: talitihg wlth people who have difficulty speaking and wait for them to finish. if necessary. astt short questions that require short answers. or a nod of the head. Meyer pretend to understand: instead repeat what you have understood and allow the person to respond. 'tritl. Place yourst at eye level when speaking with someone in a 1rtheelehair or on crutches. Communicating with People with Disabilities For DAS Use Dnly 5 lit. Tap a person, who has a hearing disability. on the shoulder or wave your hand to get his or her attention. Look directJy at the person and speak clearly, siowiy and expressiver to establish if the person can read your lips. It so. try to face the light source and Keep hands. cigarettes and food away from your mouth when speaking. a it a person is wearing a hearing aid. don't assume that they have the ability to discriminate your speaking voice. . - Never shout at a person. Just speak in a normal tone of voice. X. Relax. Don't be embarrassed if you happen to use common expressions such as "see you later” or "did you hear about this ?" that seems to relate to a person‘s disability. I This video is available on lean to state departments through-the State Personnel Board. For video request form, go to SPB’s website: Iivy-nit.spit:.ca.govrt:lv'lLRlGHthiiitilsaibilflyjnl'o.lttr'n J "the Ten Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities" was adapted from many souroes as a public service by United Cerebral Palsy Associations. Inc. [LICPAJL UCPA's version of this video was updated by lrene Ward s Associates [Columbu3. Ohio} as a public service and to provide the most current language. ‘v'ideo and eve distributed by: Program Development Associates FUD. Box EUBE Syracuse. NY 1322:3-2035 Telephone; Toll Free {8013] 543-2119 or [315} 452—Dfit‘r3 Fax: {315} 452—0?1 D Website: vaw.disa bilitflrainingcom Communicating wrth People with Drsabilities_ For arts Use iZJnIy RESOURCES Adaptive Equipment and Services for Persons Iirrith Disabilities information about assistive equipment and services for customers and employees with disabilities. Includes State Pride Schedules. W.pd.cigscagovigricesohedfada ptlvefdefaulthtm AT [Assistiue Technology} Network Information on Advocacy. Resources. and Education related to disabilities and assistive technology. matnetorg «California Disability Assess Information Informalion and links on the major Iaiiirs1 regulations, and areas of Interest regarding itiisahiiit},r rights and assess for Californians with disabilities and other interested persons. Wolsabiiitgaooessinfooagov fJob Accommodation Hettuorii. information on job accommodations. employment. and small business opportunities. wwwIamwuedo Language Guide on Disability informational pu biioation from Employment Development Department. moddoagovmefiflfil .pdf Windmills Diversity Training A. diversity and I:iisai:iilit'_-..r training program that seeks to shatter attitudinal barriers. For information and to order. oontaot: Marc Goldman [305] 604- 9131?. E-maii: Infoififlsmenhrooicssom ” Communloatrnp ln'lii1 People With Disabilities For DAB Use [ian ...
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