Thursday, 10 December 2015

Resources

British Institute on Learning Disability, December 2015
A film featuring the voices of three people with learning disabilities talking about their experiences of getting older and the importance of staying active.
Includes guidelines for discussion.



Welcome Home: transitioning from one reputation to another
Service, Support and Success, Vol 4, Issue 12, December 2015
There is a difference between a diagnosis and a reputation. A diagnosis takes a bunch of behaviours, tosses them in a box, ties them up with a nice bow, and sticks a label on to warn people of the contents. It’s clean. It’s neat. It’s very, very, clinical. A reputation, however, is something quite different, particularly for people with disabilities ... This is written for those of you who one day may be challenged to offer service to someone who, despite reputation, despite diagnosis, despite fears and despite risks, like everyone else, needs a safe place, a place to call home ...

Universal Design for Writing About Humans
David m Perry, How Did We Get Into This Mess? 7th December 2015
The National Center for Disability Journalism at Arizona State University has released a new style guide for writing about disability ... There's also a "words not to use" document.
... While I don't think it's possible, or desireable, to get past these lists - it's great for journalists and editors doing quick checks on appropriates style - the release has made me wish for a universal design for writing about other humans ...

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