Accessibility: Getting the language right
Always refer to the person first rather than their impairment. In this way the person is not defined by their impairment. Use the word accessible rather than disabled to refer to accessible facilities designed for people with disability.
|Person with disability||Disabled person|
Person who is blind
Person who has a vision impairment
Person who is deaf
Person who has a hearing impairment
|Accessible parking||Disabled parking|
|Accessible toilet||Disabled toilet|
Person who uses a wheelchair
|Person who is confined to a wheelchair|
This checklist is one of a series that support the Guidelines for Accessible Events.
Download the Checklist: Getting the language right (PDF, 61.98KB)