Reply To: ”Person with an Impairment”

  • schroth-sensei

    October 12, 2021 at 9:35 am

    I figure it could be a regional thing as well. For example, in terms of accessibility “barrier-free” was completely foreign to me until I saw it used by Japan. I thought at first it was referring to actual barricades, but it does make sense to me now and I translate that term to my friends as “accessible.” So, I feel like other places may have variations in different terms that don’t translate directly.

    Personally I’m not to irritated by many of the terms, though I will tell someone if one is particularly crude or offensive (the “r” word for example) and explain why. Like all of us, I just want the respect you’d give any person, so I’m okay if someone doesn’t use the newest term (so long as they aren’t purposefully using it in a derogatory manner), at least they are trying.

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