Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Disability Links

Some links of interest:
For legal issues related to disabilities - DREDF
Let me save a lot of time... Here is a comprehensive list of links.

Also, I am really loving BBC's Ouch site. Many would find it offensive, but I love it. There's interesting information like this:
Here's a side-by-side comparison of how the top ten Worst Words differed between disabled and non-disabled people who took part in the poll.

DISABLED NOT DISABLED
Spastic Retard
15.1% (57 votes) 21.5% (328 votes)
Retard Window-licker
14.3% (54 votes) 19.6% (298 votes)
Brave Spastic
14% (53 votes) 19.2% (292 votes)
Special Mong
13.5% (51 votes) 15.7% (240 votes)
Cripple Special
10.8% (41 votes) 8.8% (135 votes)
Handicapped Brave
7.9% (30 votes) 6.2% (95 votes)
Wheelchair-bound Cripple
6.3% (24 votes) 4.3% (65 votes)
Mong Psycho
5.8% (22 votes) 2% (31 votes)
Psycho Handicapped
5.5% (21 votes) 1.1% (17 votes)
Window-licker Wheelchair-bound
5.3% (20 votes) 0.9% (14 votes)

Personally, I hate these words - special and brave. Otherwise, 'politically-correct' language is not something I stress over.

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