Ableism and Language

Source: Social Work Technical Writers

This video explains what ableism is. The video explains that the assumptions held regarding able-bodied superiority over persons with disabilities are learned beliefs that are continually reinforced through language. This video explains the ableism that can exist in everyday language and how they impact people with disabilities.

  • What terms have you used that would be considered ableist or enforcing ableism?
  • What did you learn about ableism?