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Let's explain person-first language and identity-first language

There are two main types of language used by people with a disability or medical condition: person-first language and identity-first language.

Some people’s preferred terms are person-first language and other people prefer identity-first language.

If you work in the disability industry, support someone, are a friend, family member, colleague or even a neighbour of a person with disability it is important to understand the different types of language and the preferred terminology that person might have.

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