Person-first language webinar: why should you care?

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on May 14, 2018 # News, Events

From our friends at the Amputee Coalition:

Person-First Language

The words we use shape our perceptions and can carry meanings we don't intend -- or appreciate. All of us have our own preferences, which may differ, depending on the situation and audience.

Whether you are living with limb loss, someone caring for the community, or a loved one, please join us for a meaningful conversation.

Learn more about:

  • What is person-first language?
  • How does it relate to limb loss and limb difference?
  • What matters to you?
  • How can you talk about what language you choose?


Valerie Renault, Communications Coordinator
Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL)
The University of Kansas
Tonya Osborne-Simpson, Director of Peer Support Programs
Amputee Coalition
A panel of people living with limb difference and limb loss

Click here to register for the link.

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.