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3 Things - Tuesday, July 12

Disability activists suggest that disability allies learn ways to support the disability community. Each 3Things post during July, Disability Pride Month, will provide ideas for participation, education and support.

  1. Educate yourself about ableism
    "According to AccessLiving.org, ableism is defined as: 'The discrimination of and social prejudice against people with disabilities based on the belief that typical abilities are superior. At its heart, ableism is rooted in the assumption that disabled people require 'fixing' and defines people by their disability.' Sometimes even those who mean well have ablest attitudes."

  2. Learn about Disability First Language
    "When interacting with people with disabilities, it's important to remember that they are people first. They want to be appreciated, respected, and productive."

  3. Read books by disabled authors and journalists
    "The best way to learn about issues of concern to people with disabilities is to read about their experiences."

Resources

Maggie Vaughan, CPACC
~ friend of DubBot, A11Y practitioner in higher ed