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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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