Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally

Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally

Emily Ladau
4.4/5 (340 ratings)
An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place.

Disabled people are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of us–disabled and non-disabled alike–don’t know how to act, what to say, or how to be an ally to the disability community. Demystifying Disability is a friendly handbook on important disability issues you need to know about, including:

• How to appreciate disability history and identity
• How to recognize and avoid ableism
• How to be mindful of good disability etiquette
• How to appropriately think, talk, and ask about disability
• How to ensure accessibility becomes your standard practice, from everyday communication to planning special events
• How to identify and speak up about disability stereotypes in media

Authored by celebrated disability rights advocate, speaker, and writer Emily Ladau, this practical, intersectional guide offers all readers a welcoming place to understand disability as part of the human experience.
Language
English
Pages
176
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Ten Speed Press
Release
September 07, 2021
ISBN 13
9781984858979

Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally

Emily Ladau
4.4/5 (340 ratings)
An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place.

Disabled people are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of us–disabled and non-disabled alike–don’t know how to act, what to say, or how to be an ally to the disability community. Demystifying Disability is a friendly handbook on important disability issues you need to know about, including:

• How to appreciate disability history and identity
• How to recognize and avoid ableism
• How to be mindful of good disability etiquette
• How to appropriately think, talk, and ask about disability
• How to ensure accessibility becomes your standard practice, from everyday communication to planning special events
• How to identify and speak up about disability stereotypes in media

Authored by celebrated disability rights advocate, speaker, and writer Emily Ladau, this practical, intersectional guide offers all readers a welcoming place to understand disability as part of the human experience.
Language
English
Pages
176
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Ten Speed Press
Release
September 07, 2021
ISBN 13
9781984858979