New Texas Law Establishes Preferred Terminology for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Attorney Sandra Reed wrote a piece for the Glen Rose Reporter regarding legislation that establishes preferred terminologies when addressing individuals with certain disabilities, such as deafness.

“Section 392.002 substitutes the use of these words and phrases: (1) persons with disabilities; (2) persons with developmental disabilities; (3) persons with mental illness; (4) persons with intellectual disabilities; (5) deaf; (6) persons who are deaf; (7) hard of hearing; and (8) persons who are hard of hearing.

Read the full article HERE.


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