What do you think about this guide to disability etiquette?

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What do you think about this guide to disability etiquette?

Post by Paragon » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:19 pm

http://www.unitedspinal.org/disability- ... lications/ (the one at the top of the first column, labeled "Disability Etiquette")

I used to work retail and I think this would have been helpful for the times I did serve customers with disabilities.
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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquette?

Post by Caesius » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:54 pm

Read most of it. It's pretty informative.
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Post by G3n0c1de » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:17 pm

Good read. Very informative.
It's a good thing Shizune is deaf, she is the only one who can stand (not) hearing "Wahaha~!" over and over.

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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquette?

Post by DemonOfRandgris » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:04 pm

Just read through it. It's very interesting to read through that and note some of the faux pas and stumbles Hisao made when trying to communicate with the girls. Especially with Shizune and Lilly.
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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquette?

Post by Caesius » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:22 pm

DemonOfRandgris wrote:Just read through it. It's very interesting to read through that and note some of the faux pas and stumbles Hisao made when trying to communicate with the girls. Especially with Shizune and Lilly.
Yeah, imagine how many more of those he's going to have in the full version. It's too bad they don't have any tips for cripple sex etiquette, but I'd imagine some of the same principles apply -- like he should specifically warn Lilly which hole he's going to put it in rather than yelling "Look out!"
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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquette?

Post by DemonOfRandgris » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:44 pm

Isn't not knowing half the fun though? :<
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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquette?

Post by Leotrak » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:58 am

That's a pretty good guide, indeed.
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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquet

Post by Cylog » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:46 pm

I actually enjoyed reading that guide, it reminded me how Hisao didn't know which one he should look at when he wanted to speak with Shizune ^^
Oh, and that time when Hisao said to Lilly "Nice to see you" or something like that ^^ The Faux-Pas was exactly described in the guide.
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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquet

Post by Napalm » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:25 pm

Thread resurrection?
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Anyhow... Just read all of it. Will have to keep all of this in mind, as I now realize how many times I've done things wrong.
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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquet

Post by Jaksio » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:31 pm

Weary interesting read. So sum up my felling about it.
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Post by Sajomir » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:05 am

Napalm wrote:Will have to keep all of this in mind, as I now realize how many times I've done things wrong.
I'm guilty of a couple things on there, as well.
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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquet

Post by Saraquill » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:27 am

I thought it was very tasteful and well thought out. Here are some notes I made as I was reading it:

"Person with a disability" is a bit of a mouthful, especially if you're speaking a lot at one time on the subject. (Then again, as a disabled person myself, I can probably get away with this.)

Getting a deaf person's attention: One movie I have, the deaf people would stomp on the ground to get the attention of others, hearing or otherwise. However, the movie is Japanese, so maybe this is a cultural difference.

Re: seizures. Some people still think it is a good idea to stick something in the person's mouth. Among other things, this is a great choking hazard.

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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquet

Post by Mirage_GSM » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:34 pm

Saraquill wrote:Re: seizures. Some people still think it is a good idea to stick something in the person's mouth. Among other things, this is a great choking hazard.
It's also a great way to lose a finger or two...
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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquet

Post by 3-----------------20 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:53 am

I have always found it best to treat everyone equally regardless of what they bring, or don't bring, to the table. With limits of course, as it would do little good to use hand motions when speaking to a blind person. Those whom I have dealt with in such a way seemed to have appreciated it. Many people seem to coddle others too much, particularly if they pity them.It is useful to remember that treating others equally means punishing bad behavior as well.
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Re: What do you think about this guide to disability etiquet

Post by Gundam_M3ister » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:35 am

"As with people who have other disabilities, never pet or kiss a person of short stature on the head."
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