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Interacting with People with Disabilities

Top 5 Things to Consider

  1. Ask before you help
    • People desire to be independent and treated with respect
  2. Be sensitive about physical contact
    • People depend on their arms for balance, consider equipment part of their personal space
  3. Think before you speak
    • Speak directly to the person
  4. Don’t make assumptions
    • People are the best judge of what they can or cannot do
  5. Respond graciously to requests
    • An accommodation is not a complaint

For more information and a copy of this brochure, find it on Disability Awareness Training from Disability Rights & Resources.