Dissing those derogatory disability terms
Disability language has changed dramatically in recent decades — most would argue for the better — but even advocates for change feel some of these new terms are a step too far in political correctness.
The NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, which has compiled a list of what's okay to say and and what’s not, advises against using “nice” euphemisms, such as intellectually challenged, differently abled and physically challenged.
These are a “denial of reality”, the department says. “Don’t use them.”