Ramas McRae - The word 'disability' is no longer is used

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In the distant future, the word “disability” will longer be a part of our vocabulary.

About the work

In the distant future, the word “disability” will longer be a part of our vocabulary.

This does not mean that disabled people or signed languages will cease to exist – just the word, ‘disability’.

You are probably wondering how this might be achieved.

Universal access

When systems and societies are completely accessible, and there is no need to ask or advocate for sign language interpreters, captions, ramps, and the like.

When everything becomes accessible we can no longer be patronised, looked down upon, or treated as the ‘other’.

We are equal citizens.

When the word ‘disability’ ceases to exist, we will have achieved equality.

(Translated by Auslan Stage Left.)

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