Reporting on disability


Your use of language when referring to or talking about people with disability has an impact on the way people with disability feel and the way they are perceived by other people in society.

It is important that you are aware of the meaning behind the words you use when talking to, referring to or working with people with disability.  Some terms and language can be a barrier to full participation in society and also can mean people with disability feel hurt and excluded.

Please refer to resources created by People with Disability Australia (PWDA), a national disability rights and advocacy organisation.