Person-first Language in the Workplace (Inclusion Matters 2021)

  • May 11, 2021, 9:00 am US/Central

Person-first Language in the Workplace: Kevin’s handicapped”…”Kevin is a person with a disability”… Can you hear the difference? This is an example of Person First Language. As a society we must first acknowledge that people with disabilities are people first, they are not their disability. Person first language recognizes that ALL people have many different characteristics, skills, strengths, challenges, and interests; having a disability should not define who you are or the way you are viewed by others.

Katie Algrim of the Regional Office of Education of Kane County presents on developing a culture that emphasizes members of the community first. It promotes a gratitude-based culture by developing language that promotes the Fermilab community members.

Date: Tuesday, May 11th, 9:00am – 10:15am CST
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