Amanda Dahill-Moore, Editor
We recently published an article on accessibility issues on Guilford College Campus. Our intention was to raise awareness about accessibility and disability rights, for the sake of a more inclusive and informed community. Unfortunately, our own lack of knowledge about the subject was made clear when we were kindly informed that some of the language we used in the article was actually outdated and offensive. Rather than referring to “students with disabilities,” we wrote “disabled students.” This kind of language puts the disability before the human.
We are grateful for this lesson about awareness and for those who brought it to our attention.