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Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An Ally

An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more inclusive place
 
“A candid, accessible cheat sheet for anyone who wants to thoughtfully join the conversation . . . Emily makes the intimidating approachable and the complicated clear.”—Rebekah Taussig, author of Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body

People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of us—disabled and nondisabled alike—don’t know how to act, what to say, or how to be an ally to the disability community. Demystifying Disability is a friendly handbook on the important disability issues you need to know about, including:
 
• How to appropriately think, talk, and ask about disability
• Recognizing and avoiding ableism (discrimination toward disabled people)
• Practicing good disability etiquette
• Ensuring accessibility becomes your standard practice, from everyday communication to planning special events
• Appreciating disability history and identity
• Identifying and speaking up about disability stereotypes in media
 
Authored by celebrated disability rights advocate, speaker, and writer Emily Ladau, this practical, intersectional guide offers all readers a welcoming place to understand disability as part of the human experience.

Praise for Demystifying Disability

“Whether you have a disability, or you are non-disabled, Demystifying Disability is a MUST READ. Emily Ladau is a wise spirit who thinks deeply and writes exquisitely.”—Judy Heumann, international disability rights advocate and author of Being Heumann
 
“Emily Ladau has done her homework, and Demystifying Disability is her candid, accessible cheat sheet for anyone who wants to thoughtfully join the conversation. A teacher who makes you forget you’re learning, Emily makes the intimidating approachable and the complicated clear. This book is a generous and needed gift.”—Rebekah Taussig, author of Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body


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Rebekah Taussig says, A candid cheat sheet for anyone who wants to join the conversation. - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An AllyRebekah Taussig says, A candid cheat sheet for anyone who wants to join the conversation. - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An Ally

Amy Webb says The disability primer we’ve all been waiting for! - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An AllyAmy Webb says The disability primer we’ve all been waiting for! - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An Ally

Shane Burcaw says, Dispels countless myths...while providing practical tips. - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An AllyShane Burcaw says, Dispels countless myths...while providing practical tips. - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An Ally

Chris Ulmer says A must-read for both new and experienced allies. - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An AllyChris Ulmer says A must-read for both new and experienced allies. - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An Ally

Ann Friedman says An expansive, welcoming, and generous guide. - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An AllyAnn Friedman says An expansive, welcoming, and generous guide. - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An Ally

Eric Garcia, An immensely clarifying book that people will find incredibly useful - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An AllyEric Garcia, An immensely clarifying book that people will find incredibly useful - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An Ally

Haven Girma, A welcoming easy-to-read guide to disability - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An AllyHaven Girma, A welcoming easy-to-read guide to disability - Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, And How To Be An Ally

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