Here at the Engineering Health Lab, we conduct work with and for people with disabilities. In using the terminology “people with disabilities”, we use what is known as “person-first language”, which aims to emphasize the person first and information about any disability/impairment described thereafter. However, we recognize that some people in the disability community prefer identity-first language, which allows individuals to claim their personal identity first. For example, “blind person”.
We wish to honour the preference of the individuals we work with and for, thus we remain flexible with this terminology, guided by stakeholders of our projects and well-known advocacy groups. By honouring people in the disability community, our team aims to amplify the voices of those we work with to make change in parks and beyond.
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