Diversability

Diversability is an award-winning movement to rebrand disability through the power of community.

Diversability is an award-winning movement to rebrand disability through the power of community.

So part of how you can be a better ally is to just get to know disabled people. A variety of us, so you are not uncomfortable and worried about how your reactions might appear to us.
— BITTER BUTCH aka Haddayr Copley-Woods, "How Can I Be A Better Ally To Disabled People?"

Be An Ally

Disability is diversity.

It makes us human.

Read: Remember that disability is a part of diversity.

Disability is not inability.

We always find a way.

Read: Never set low expectations for people with disabilities.

Assistive devices enhance our abilities.

Yours, too.

Read: Treat assistive devices as tools, not crutches. Address the person, not their companion.

Universal design gives us full access to life.

You, too.

Read: Learn about and implement universal design.

You might not see our disability.

So, don't make assumptions.

Read: Don't assume people with disabilities are unhappy or need help.

We might be inspirational.

But, not because of our disability.

Read: Avoid labeling people with disabilities as "inspiring."

Get to know us.

Nothing to be afraid of.

Read: Don't fear disability. Confront your discomfort, and ask questions. 

We're cool.

We can deal.

Read: Be educated and educate others.

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