Questions tagged [disability-sensitive]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
8 votes
6 answers

When a disability is seen as a good thing

Ableism discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities Merriam Webster Disableism (not found in MW) Disablism can be defined as discriminatory, oppressive, abusive behaviour ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer

Is use of the word "dwarfism" considered offensive?

Ellie Simmonds, 4ft tall, is a British national treasure. In 2008, she captured the nation's heart when at the Beijing Paralympics she won two gold medals in the pool, at the age of 13. She has since ...
user avatar
  • 63.7k
3 votes
1 answer

Slang meaning of "sheltered workshop"

When used metaphorically as slang (the literal meaning, possibly considered politically incorrect, is a workplace specifically for disabled people), what does the term "sheltered workshop" mean? ...
user avatar
  • 17.9k
12 votes
15 answers

Alternative to "the blind leading the blind"

I'm looking for an alternative to the blind leading the blind that won't be offensive to anyone. Proverb - Someone who is not capable of dealing with a situation is guiding someone else who is not ...
user avatar
  • 20.6k