What are some hints for communicating with individuals who have disabilities?

DO-IT Factsheet #102

Treat people with disabilities with the same respect and consideration with which you treat others. There are no strict rules when it comes to relating to people with disabilities. However, listed below are some helpful hints from the DO-IT Center [1] at the University of Washington. These suggestions can also be found on the DO-IT website at Helpful Communication Hints [2]



Blind or Low Vision

Learning Disabilities

Mobility Impairments

Speech Impairments

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Psychiatric Impairments