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Disability Studies

This guide provides information on print and electronic resources for the study of disabilities and people with disabilities.

Statement on Language

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A "Statement on Language" by the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) says it will use disability-first language in all communication, information, and materials.


Full disclosure:

This is a publication of AHEAD, but if disabled people in articles prefer it, we will use person-first language to respect their choices. We may also alternate between the two forms for stylistic reasons and/or ease of reading.

For more information about person-first and disability-first language, see Writing about Disability from the NCCSD Clearinghouse.