Disability 101 Flashcards #Dis101Cards A Project by @EbThen

Disability 101 Flashcards Project

Disability 101 Flashcards is an ongoing Twitter project created by me, Eb, started in late September 2017. I decided to create a way to easily share basic Disability Justice concepts and terms to save myself and others energy. New cards will appear as I have energy, time, and motivation to create them.


The cards are free for you to share under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This means you must attribute the designs to me (my Twitter account, @EbThen, is fine for this), you may not use them to generate income, and you may not create derivative works based on them. If you are interested in doing either of the latter things, please use the link at the bottom of the license notice on this page to contact me. Creative Commons has a helpful example of proper attribution, as do each of the card images on my blog.


I cannot make this a term of the licensure, but because the cards are static images, they are fundamentally inaccessible to a number of Disabled people. To facilitate accessibility, you are strongly encouraged to include links to either this page or the image pages themselves, which have longer descriptions and alt-text. The image pages can be accessed by clicking on the the images themselves or the titles in the image captions on this page. Feel free to copy the image descriptions provided, but remember that formatting will not paste into sites like Facebook and Twitter.


If you have questions, the best way to get in touch with me is just to tweet me at @EbThen.

The Cards

I am still trying to figure out the best way to display the cards on this site. For now, here they are.

Disability 101 Flashcards #Dis101Cards A Project by @EbThen
Disability 101 Flashcards Title Card” by @EbThen is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
About This Project The Disability 101 Flashcards project (#Dis101Cards) is created by Twitter user @EbThen to create easy-to-share educational resources on basic Disability Justice concepts. Activists often find ourselves repeating the same information, at the expense of our time and energy. These cards provide a handy way to educate others at little expense to us. There are limitations. As image-based documents, the cards themselves are not wholly accessible. Instructions on proper sharing to facilitate accessibility are located at wp.me/P6M7QD-4n, the project site. The #Dis101Cards project is available to share with attribution under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
Disability 101: About This Project” by @EbThen is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Support @EbThen If you appreciate #Dis101Cards, here are ways to say thanks. There is a list of icons and URLs. The description of this image has links.
Disability 101: Support EbThen” by @EbThen is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
The D-Word There is nothing wrong with the word Disabled. Many Disabled people prefer IFL to PFL and strongly dislike euphemisms such as differently abled, handicapped, and special needs. When people say we should not use the word Disabled, they are saying our identity is shameful.
Disability 101: The D-Word” by @EbThen is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Where does the person go? Person-First Language (PFL) Person with disabilities Identity-First Language (IFL) Disabled person This series uses IFL because Disability is an identity, not a personal tragedy. Abled people should never correct Disabled people who use IFL.
Disability 101: Where Does The Person Go?” by @EbThen is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
The Opposite of Disabled The opposite of Disabled is not able-bodied. Acceptable terms include Non-Disabled and Abled. The term Able-bodied is often understood as excluding Neurodivergent Disabled people.
Disability 101: The Opposite of Disabled” by @EbThen is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Neurodiversity Language Neurodiverse describes a group of people in which two or more different types of brains are represented. This can be a group consisting of neurotypical and neurodivergent people or group made up of people who are neurodivergent in different ways from one another. Neurotypical means a person or group of people whose brains are considered “typical”. Neurodivergent/Neuroatypical means a person or group of people whose brains are not considered “typical.” This can be for any number of reasons. Autistic people, mentally ill people, people with epilepsy, and people with learning disabilities are just a few examples of neurodivergent people. Many people are neurodivergent in more than one way. Neurodivergence falls under the umbrella of Disability.
Disability 101: Neurodiversity Language” by @EbThen is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Bound or Freed? The term wheelchair-bound is a harmful and inaccurate way to refer to wheelchair users. The idea that wheelchairs trap their users is about fear of Disability. Wheelchairs are tools of freedom. Inaccessible design of buildings and transportation, however, often limits a wheelchair user's ability to freely move about in the world.
Disability 101: Bound or Freed?” by @EbThen is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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