People First

People First

Updated Apr 29, 2020

Attitudes and behaviors toward people can be shaped by language, and the wrong language can lead to prejudice and discrimination. This is why it's critical for everyone to learn and use People First language. It's a way of speaking that, rightly, puts the person first, rather than a disability or condition they might have. Here, we walk you through why it matters, and how to put it into practice, pronto!