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Plain Language

Learn how to write using Plain Language. It saves time and makes it easier for all people to understand what you have to say. Use these resources to learn: to write sentences in a way that most people can understand how to put words and pictures on a page that is easy to read what to…

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“A Ride Away Project:” Increasing awareness of the transportation needs for people with disabilities with policy recommendations through a guide for self-­advocates, educators and community members.

Danielle McGill is a self-advocate from Florida and is a 2017-2018 SARTAC Fellow. Danielle’s project was creating materials for the “A Ride Away Project.” This project is all about increasing awareness of the transportations needs for people with disabilities with policy recommendations through a guide for self-­advocates, educators and community members. Danielle worked in partnership…

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Avoid Judging – Presume Competence

To presume competence means to believe that all people with disabilities have abilities. It means not looking at someone and pre-judging what they can and can’t do. It is about having high expectations and dreams for us. Most people with disabilities perform better than expected when others expect them to do well. Expectations are a…

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Including Members Who Type to Communicate

Some people with disabilities express themselves by pointing to pictures or letters and by typing on a device. They may get encouragement and support from a communication partner. We need to make sure that everybody is heard. Give people enough time to think about a topic without making them feel like they are taking too…

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