Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr) wrote,
Haddayr Copley-Woods
haddayr

Prettier bingo card

Thanks so much to codeman38 for improving this, and for providing a .pdf! We've updated it with one more phrase to incorporate deafness. We can all have a riproaring time fighting about whether or not deafness is a disability in the comments!

EDITED TO ADD: This is Creative Commons. Distribute widely, use and adapt for yourself, etc.




And, if you want a .pdf to print:

http://copleywoods.com/disabilitybingo2.pdf

Text in card above:
Are you writing an article that profiles or even tangentially involves a disabled person? Make it easy on yourself: string together these words and phrases with a few voyeuristic references to the person's body parts, and call it a day!

She didn't let her disability stop her!
Differently Abled/Handi-capable/Challenged/Some other twee or awkward phrase
Forced to use [mobility device]
Thought she would never get to [some activity most of us never get to do]
Courageous battle
He relies on [friends/a guide dog. No fair using electricity!]
Confined to a wheelchair
Then tragedy struck/her dreams were shattered/the unimaginable happened
. . . wants to help others [the 'bless him' is inferred]
Will never again see his childrens' faces/hear them say 'I love you' canoe the boundary waters/run a marathon
Can only communicate through [communication device]
Cheerful/ Never let it get her down/ Positive attitude
Free Space:
BRAVE & INSPIRATIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Through the miraculous assistance of [something completely non-miraculous]
She refused to give up/give in/succumb
Defying overwhelming odds
She 'suffers from' [impairment]
If you saw her sitting down/lying still/riding the bus, you would never know that she has a disability...
[insert some pseudoscience]
Determination
Most of us could never imagine [horrific impairment] happening to us, but...
Every day she has to [take some medication/do some physical therapy]
Special
He has overcome his disability!
. . . proving you can achieve anything if you really try!
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