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Using "hearing-impaired" or "vision-impaired" has nothing to do with political correctness. Its because some people aren't completely blind or deaf; they may have some sight or hearing, but not enough to function at 100%.
From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Peter Neilson
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:46 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Creative Labeling
Headline for a newspaper story about the addition of audible signals for
the blind at a pedestrian crosswalk:
"Audible Signal Added for Hearing Impaired." (The headline writer didn't
want to use the "discriminatory" word "blind" and chose a miseuphemism. Or
is that misuse-phemism?)
"Begs the question" ?? Isn't there a big thread somewhere in the techwr-l
past about that phrase and its misuse?
On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:36:30 -0500, Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com> wrote:
> Sort of begs the question:
> Are there dogs for hearing impaired individuals?
> And if so, do we refer to them as "hearing-ear" dogs?
> Rick :)
> On 12/17/2013 1:44 PM, Don Cunningham wrote:
>> Sign in post office: "Only seeing-eye dogs allowed." (Audience?)
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