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date: 21 April 2024

ableism. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Philosophy
Author(s):
James P. SterbaJames P. Sterba

Prejudice against people with disabilities, which can take many forms. It can take the form of a prejudice against using sign language with those who are deaf even when only a small percentage of them can master the alternatives of lipreading and speaking. It also shows itself as a prejudice against the use of Braille with the blind or visually impaired even when this makes them less efficient readers than they might be. In general, it is a prejudice against performing activities in ways that are better for disabled people.... ...

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