Last Friday, I noticed this posting on Facebook by Lawrence Carter-Long:
“If you ‘see the person not the disability’ you’re only getting half the picture. Broaden your perspective. You might be surprised by everything you’ve missed. DISABLED. #SayTheWord”
I understood intuitively the thought that many people with physical limitations wouldn’t want to have this part of their lived experience erased by others. Butadmonitions that the term “disabled person” is inappropriate and disrespectful firmly stuck in my mind.