This module provides basic information to promote understanding of disability issues in different countries of the European Union and encourage formal and non-formal educators to improve their interaction and communication with people with disabilities and create a non-disabling learning and working environment.


How to behave with a person with a disability? How to call a person with a disability? Are people with a disability included in both society and workplaces?
Every one of us can meet people with different disabilities everywhere, but we do not always know how to act and how to speak, and perhaps, we do not behave appropriately. The Disability Etiquette Module is a document that intends to answer these questions; what is more innovative about this compendium is that it talks about disability in a dynamic way and, first of all, ask the readers to test themselves.

The DEM can be a good beginning to open your own mind and understand better the world of disability; still, the reader has to remember that it isn’t a scientific document, so it doesn’t pretend to give a complete knowledge about disability. Also, the terms used in the Module don’t claim to be the absolutely exact ones: they depend on the perspective of the person that uses them, for example, the point of view about disability of a doctor is different from the point of view about disability of an educator or of people with disabilities themselves.

The philosophy on which the Disability Etiquette Module is based is that the best way to approach any subject is to respect the people, with and without disabilities, be open-minded and curious, to take the best of everything and reflect on it.


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