ERIC Number: ED289308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities. Second Edition.
Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Research and Training Center on Independent Living.
Written for media professionals, this single-sheet eight panel brochure offers suggestions for appropriate ways to describe people with disabilities, and explains preferred terminology. The guidelines reflect input from over 100 national disability organizations and were reviewed and endorsed by media and disability experts. The guidelines explain nine principles to follow when writing about people with disabilities, such as "emphasize abilities not limitations." Definitions for 20 specific disabilities are included in a section on appropriate terminology. (JDD)
Descriptors: Definitions, Disabilities, Journalism, Mass Media, News Writing, Publications, Social Attitudes, Vocabulary, Writing for Publication
University of Kansas, The Research and Training Center on Independent Living, BCR/3111 Haworth, Lawrence, KS 66045-2930 ($0.25 2-10 copies, $0.15 for more than 10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Research and Training Center on Independent Living.
Note: Funded in part by National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research.