How do we talk about disability?

Creating accessible digital products doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and it definitely doesn’t have to be disruptive to your design and development cycles. It’s significantly more affordable (and efficient) to build an accessible product from the beginning, than to fix and remediate a broken one. A focus on accessibility is important, but a focus on sustainability is the key to true success. 

Illustration of brunette woman wearing a yellow t-shirt.

Daniella Levy-Pinto, Community Member at Fable

“In Canada and the U.S., approximately one in five people have a disability.  Think of five people you know, chances are one of them has a disability.”

Let’s talk language

Disability is a sensitive topic. Fear of saying something wrong prevents people from having conversations about disability.

Are the terms “disability” and “disabled” the same? Disability and disabled both describe functional limitations. The term