Language should be inclusive and representative regardless of gender, race, age, religion, disability or any other factor. Use person with disability rather than person with a disability; people with disability NOT the disabled e.g. 'Students with disability will benefit from the new lifts being installed to make the building accessible' NOT 'disabled students will benefit'. Always put the person first, not the condition.
Restructure sentences if necessary to avoid gender specific pronouns or use alternative pronouns. Replace he/she, his /her with gender-free pronouns such as you and they.
Updated: 26 April 2013