Anti-Ableist Glossary of Disability Terms

  • Sara M. Acevedo, Ph.D.

The Anti-Ableist Glossary of Disability Terms uses a Disability Justice framework to define terms in English and Spanish related to disability and accessibility for people with disabilities. This glossary serves three main purposes:


  • Provides a practical instrument that will guarantee the quality of the services provided and satisfy the needs of Spanish-speaking people with disabilities who have survived various types of violence.


  • Develops a language guide that primarily serves as a tool to raise social awareness regarding systematic discrimination against disabled persons and their related identities.


  • Transforms ableist beliefs and attitudes (and their links to other forms of discrimination), which are reflected in the common use of language and everyday communicative situations.


Sara M. Acevedo, Ph.D. Biography 

Downloadable Resources

Spanish Resources

Published on:
July 16, 2020
Resource Type:
Communities of Focus:
People with disabilities
Intended Audience:
Advocates, Other