Pakistan Tehreek Insaf to Announce Differently-abled, NOT Disabled Policy Today!

  • چندہ جمع کرنے کا ایک اور بہانہ!!!ٴ

  • @Insaftak

    May I know who came up with the term "Differently Abled People"?

    What is wrong with the term "Person/persons with disability" ?

    This is an universally accepted term.

  • @Sipahi

    clearly, any visionary item of manifesto has to come from the leader of the party or at least with his approval.

  • ......also, it is true that the disabled are 'different' and PTI is only reminding them of the reality :|

  • IMO "disabled" and "differently - abled" can be used interchangeably ... though "disabled" might be more common...

  • Probably this is the only area in politics, public policies and social interaction where no term would increase someone’s dignity or is Politically Correct. Just provide the "Enabling Environment" for such people instead of saying or assuming something.

    General legal term is Person with Disability. Other terms used are Physically Challenged, Mentally Challenged, Challenged etc.

  • "Person with Disability" is considered less offensive because emphasis is on Person rather than on Disability compared to "Disabled Person" or "Differently Abled Person" where emphasis is on the disability/different ability.

    Even the UN Organization has "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities"

    Guiding Principles of the Convention

    There are eight guiding principles that underlie the Convention and each one of its specific articles:

    Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one's own choices, and independence of persons


    Full and effective participation and inclusion in society

    Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity

    Equality of opportunity


    Equality between men and women

    Respect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and respect for the right of children with disabilities to preserve their identities

  • ^^

    "Differently Abled Person" where emphasis is on the disability/different ability.

    You don't have to think this negatively. The emphasis is on the other abilities which that person has and not on his disability.

    The term is used to encourage these people to use other abilities they have rather than spending life thinking about their disabilities.

    For example, a person without legs can use his brain and hands to teach kids or write or do some other work which don't have the use of legs.

  • @xainahmed

    You are right.

    Both terms are correct as per WHO,

    1. One refers to incapability or inability

    2. Other refers to limited/distinct activity.

    I think the second one (Differently Abled People) is more appropriate here.