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Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person’s physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  
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Revised standards and guidelines of service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Of some 3,245,000 physically handicapped people aged 18 or above, 738,000 were employed.
In the late 1970s, Santa Monica and Berkeley passed rent-control legislation with the specific intent of securing and maintaining affordable housing for residents such as the elderly, college students, the physically handicapped, and low-income families.
Although disabled scientists and engineers in the United States face a staggeringly high rate of unemployment - about 30 percent - this is still only about one-third the overall jobless rate among the nation's physically handicapped adults.
This videotape is especially useful both for its identification of the instructional needs of physically handicapped people and its suggestions for how to fill these needs when working with art related materials and processes.
Initial order, valued at $35M, placed for the production of 223,837 digital talking book players on behalf of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).
is consumer relations officer at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Library of Congress.
Out of these five, two buses have been prepared with additional customized services to facilitate the travel of physically handicapped persons, said Parliamentary Secretary for CADD Maiza Hameed.
Summary: The Lebanese Physically Handicapped Union launched a center to help those with disabilities secure employment, a project that Social Affairs Minister Abu Faour said was the first of its kind in the country.
Fifty physically handicapped artists participated in the festival.
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress--a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible visually impaired borrowers in the United States--recently launched its new online Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service; available: <http://nlsbard.
of Washington) has written this guide on the legal rights of the disabled in the United States, starting with the creation of the League of the Physically Handicapped in 1935 and leading toward discussions of proposed amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act that have emerged in recent years.