Disability Etiquette for Journalists

Suasion is a marketing and communications firm that specializes in healthcare and nonprofits. An area of our expertise is within the disability community, as we work with many disability-related organizations. We are pleased to provide this reference list for appropriate word choice when writing about people with disabilities or disability-related issues. When writing about people […]

Disability Etiquette

The Basics Don’t assume someone with a disability needs help. Instead ask if you can be of any assistance. Speak directly to the person with a disability; not to his companion or sign language interpreter. Don’t make decisions for a person with a disability about participating in any activity. Terminology Tips Put the person first […]