We all know the power of language. Words can hurt, even when the person speaking them has not intended to cause pain. River Night is the Co-Founder of Developing Australian Communities and an expert in the disability service sector. Their research has found that over a third of Australians are not confident they are using the right terminology when referring to someone with a disability and one-in-five have ‘no idea which wording to use’. So how do we know the right words to use? River Night explains the easiest way to test whether your language is offensive or not.
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