An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place.
Disabled people are the world's largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of us--disabled and non-disabled alike--don't know how to act, what to say, or how to be an ally to the disability community. Demystifying Disability is a friendly handbook on important disability issues you need to know about, including:
How to appreciate disability history and identity
How to recognize and avoid ableism (discrimination toward disabled people)
How to be mindful of good disability etiquette
How to appropriately think, talk, and ask about disability
How to ensure accessibility becomes your standard practice, from everyday communication to planning special events
How to identify and speak up about disability stereotypes in media
Authored by celebrated disability rights advocate, speaker, and writer Emily Ladau, this practical, intersectional guide offers all readers a welcoming place to understand disability as part of the human experience.