Inclusive Language Talking about People with Disab
posted by ann on .
Her brother’s friend is an AIDS victim.
in rewriting this sentence so it would not be Talking about People with Disabilities and Diseases. would I just say her brother's friend is a victim and leave out the word aids.
I think it would be better to say something like this --
Her brother's friend has AIDS. This is a statement of fact. I think we want to avoid using the term "victim" when referring to a person with disabilities.
Thank you I understand know.
You're welcome. :-)
His sister is afflicted with polio and muscular dystrophy, so she is confined to a wheelchair.
The blind people were downtown for a national conference.