Awareness and Disability Etiquette

Disability Awareness

Disability awareness is empowering everyone with the knowledge required to be responsive to the broader needs of a range of people with disabilities, information about the appropriate language, and practice of proper etiquette to communicate.

Many barriers still exist for people with disabilities including:

  • Failure to recognize the rights of people with disabilities

  • Lack of knowledge and confidence about disability

  • Disability misconceptions

  • Over-concern for being politically correct

  • Lack of awareness of disability

  • Negative attitudes

  • Limited or absence of opportunity

  • Failure to appreciate how to make programs, services, and activities into disability-friendly places

Disability Etiquette