Probably more than once in our lives we have asked ourselves how we should treat people with disabilities. Occasionally, we have doubted ourselves since we don’t know how to act so as not to offend a person with a disability. The truth is that every person with a disability is different because no one has the same problems or is the same type of person. However, there are certain recommendations that serve us, in a general way, to communicate and deal with people with disabilities.
- Don’t think that the person you’re talking to has a disability, they think they have different abilities than you do. That, in addition to being true, will change your point of view a lot and allow for a better approach.
- Don’t be afraid, just talk. He is a person like you, communicate freely but respect the rhythm of the conversation and act with prudence.
- Be careful with the language you use. Maintaining respect and having a little sensitivity is very important, if so, there will be no problem.
- Speak to the person directly if you talk about something that concerns them, do not address their assistant or companion, that could undermine their confidence.
- Think that each person is different, be receptive, and respect their particularities.
These are the main points to keep in mind, think that any behavior based on respect and understanding will always be positive. And remember, never act with condescension or compassion as that could be insulting to the other person.