What is your policy on ableism?

What is your policy on ableism?

Avoid words like “crazy,” “dumb,” “insane,” or “lame” which devalue people who have physical or mental disabilities

Words like “crazy,” “dumb,” “insane,” or “lame” are examples of language that devalues people who have physical or mental disabilities.

Many people use these words not because they seek to be hurtful, but because they are attempting to describe something they perceive to be outside of the norm, which reinforces harmful stereotypes and impacts real people.

Instead, try to broaden your vocabulary and find ways to express yourself that are more appropriate and inclusive.