Disability Etiquette

The United Spinal Association has a great pamphlet on Disability Etiquette. It’s light, conversational (plenty of comics with situational examples), and friendly in tone.

This goes a long way in increasing awareness about a host of disabilities. It also is a very useful tool in combating the fear that stems from not knowing how to communicate with someone. How many times have you seen a person completely ignore someone else, for no other than they didn’t know how to communicate with them?

I found out about it because today is veterans day. The version I saw, in paper form, was branded with a VA logo instead of the United Spinal brand on the cover. Whatever form you find it in, grab (or order) a few extra copies to send along to friends and colleagues.

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    Posted December 5, 2007 at 7:05 pm | #

    Hi Justin,
    Thanks for the kind words regarding our Disability Etiquette publication. It was really great of you to blog it. The click overs from your post helped greatly in getting the word out. Thanks again.

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    Posted December 8, 2007 at 3:27 pm | #

    @Ziggi – You’re welcome! Any chance y’all would be putting out a HTML version?

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