Dissing those derogatory disability terms

But be careful not to overdo it, say change advocates

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.

Political correctness 101

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.”

And calling