What is proper disability etiquette?
Acknowledge and respect the individual’s ability to make decisions and judgments on their own behalf. Always use “people first” language. For example, use the term “people with disabilities.” Do not use terms such as “the disabled” or “the handicapped.” Avoid referring to people by their disability.
Why is disability etiquette important?
Some people ask the question: why is proper disability etiquette important? The main point is to make sure there is respectful communication between all human beings. The idea is to make our interactions more effective and to make employees, customers and clients more comfortable.
The disability etiquette training has been broken down into various modules below and covers various disabilities and offers great advice on how to interact with them.