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Disability Experiences: Conversations on Disability



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Generalities

Speaking about people with disabilities in generalities is like speaking of the general population as all having the same characteristics, limitations, shortcomings, etc. without any significant differences.

What can be done to get people to understand that speaking about disabled individuals in generalities in effect causes them to be seen as a separate group rather than a valid part of the society in which we live?

Speaking about disabled people in generalities fails to acknowledge key points:


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