😒 Mobility

Repeats preconceived ideas about motion or movement skills

Include people navigating mobility barriers by avoiding language that equates value with movement or makes assumptions about a person with disabilities.

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Admiring, marveling or pitying, when people talk about those living with mobility disabilities, they often use terms that spotlight what people can't do. Others use the disability as a prompt to fabulate about the life or character of the person living with said disability. We also fall back on terms related to physical disabilities to describe things, systems, or technology as worthless, or unable to function. To include everyone, irrespective of their mobility status, stay mindful of ableist tropes, and avoid terms that equate the capacity to move with value and function.