Re: Creative Labeling
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%.
Well, in the case I mentioned I know the back story. My brother's a part of that newspaper. The headline writer (NOT my brother) was indeed trying to be 'sensitive" and missed the mark. "Hearing-impaired" as a euphemism for blind is clearly an error. Journalism is made of errors, but (according to an old newspaper maxim) "Yesterday's newspaper is wrapping fish."
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