Impairment, Disability and Handicap


This is brilliant I would recommend reading although as the writer says there is a lot of PC stuff around this area and many individuals will have different views.

I personally HATE the term ‘handicapped’.

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I was confused by these terms and I found several perspectives before I grasped the difference.  I don’t agree with the usage because it’s contrary to our usual grammar, but I learned it’s important to use the technically correct word.

First, a couple of definitions adopted by the World Health Organization and the United Nations. Then an explanation of the Stigma associated with the word “Handicapped” and the proper Etiquette.

The differences apparently have Medical Significance, yet are often incorrectly used because they are contrary to our usual Grammar. Finally, the Best Example I found to demonstrate the difference. 

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