Terminology

Below are two lists of correct and incorrect disability terminology.

Correct terminology

Someone with a disability

Person uses a wheelchair

Wheelchair user

Person has a hearing impairment

Someone who has no speech

People with physical disabilities

People with visual impairment

Having Cerebral Palsy

 

Incorrect Terminology

Handicapped person

Wheelchair bound

Deaf person

Mute

The disabled

Suffered from Cerebral Palsy

Sufferer

Deaf and dumb