Christopher Reeve and other people with disabilities prefer to be described asLook up the word handicap.?

4 Answers

    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Handicap is now an offensive word, coming from the days when disabled people were thought to not be capable of doing anything, hence the term " cap in hand" or handicapped, meaning that they would sit on the pavements with a cap to beg for money.

    • That is not true that handicap comes from cap in hand. That is a long repeated Falsehood.

  • Lita
    Lv 6
    2 weeks ago

    Those people only speak for themselves, not everyone with a disability. I personally prefer disabled, not handicapped. 

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    I remember seeing him several times before his accident. His response to the tragedy was nothing short of inspirational during the ten years or so that he lived with his injuries. People with disabilities prefer not to be defined by them.

  • Ann
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Christopher Reeve has been deceased for years.  Clarify your statement/question.  What do you mean by "People with disabilities prefer to described asLook up the word handicap"? 

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