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Are you not feeling comfortable or confident in talking about disabilities? Many of us may not even realize we could be biased in our thinking. You’re not alone. CBC News gives us some advice on how to talk to and treat people with disabilities. Let’s learn what it means be seeing “the ability in disability”.
The list here from CBC:
Share — don’t stare.
See the ability in disability.
Don’t doubt someone’s intellectual ability based on their physical appearance; that has long-lasting effects on the person with the disability.
Do not pet the person on the head. We are not animals.
It’s not more work for you to hire somebody with a disability.
Never speak to the person with a disability by addressing someone accompanying them (for example, by saying, “What would she like to order?” Always speak to the person directly.
Able-bodied people are not the heroes.
Never be afraid to ask questions, it isn’t rude. Knowledge is key.
Don’t say, “I would love to be in a wheelchair all day. It must be easy to not have to walk around.”
Do not use baby talk when speaking to someone with a disability.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion news: Indigenous
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Indigenous Enterprise is a new kind of Indigenous dance troupe that has been touring the world to share their beautiful cultures and regalias with people. Vogues shares more about their collab with an Indigenous-founded menswear label.