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Diversity, the intersection of biases and types of discrimination

The most important thing to remember when communicating with (or about) a person with disability is to treat them with respect.

Ask the person with disability how they would like to be referred to and depicted — and respect their wishes.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Convention follows decades of work by the United Nations to change attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities. It takes to a new height the movement from viewing persons with disabilities as “objects” of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing persons with disabilities as “subjects” with rights, who are capable of claiming those rights and making decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent as well as being active members of society.

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Last Updated:
26 Oct 2023
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