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Sensitivity Reading

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I have lived my entire life with a physical disability called Spina Bifida. Therefore, I am keenly aware of language that conveys a negative bias or assumption about the lives and characteristics of people who live with a disability. I will carefully and thoroughly examine your manuscript for these issues after it has been copy edited. Here are some examples of problematic language used much too often:

confined to a wheelchair/wheelchair-bound

the disabled

able-bodied

USES a wheelchair. Wheels liberate, they don't confine

people who live with disabilities. Person first

person without a disability--all people are able (maybe in different ways)