Guidelines for Reporting and Writing

Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities Writers and journalists are expected to strive for accuracy and use current terminology regarding people with disabilities. To do otherwise is not only substandard journalism, it can also offend readers. The Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas has prepared a booklet of guidelines for writers and an 18" x 24" poster on preferred language in writing about people with disabilities. The booklet and more information are available from:     RTCIL Publications     1000 Sunnyside Avenue, 4089 Dole     University of Kansas     Lawrence, KS 66045-7555     E-mail:      Phone:          785-864-4095     TTY:               785-864-0706     Fax:                785-864-5063     Online:


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This work is supported under a five-year cooperative agreement # H235V060016 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and is administered by the Pass It On Center of the Georgia Department of Labor – Tools for Life.  However, the contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy or opinions of the Department of Education, or the Georgia Department of Labor, and you should not assume endorsements of this document by the Federal government or the Georgia Department of Labor.



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Title: Guidelines for Reporting and Writing
Module: Marketing/PR
Author: Trish Redmon
Audience: Administrator
Sub Title: about people with disabilities
Organization Source: Life Span Institute, University of Kansas
Last Reviewed: 04-25-2010 1:32 PM