Date

6-2010

Degree Name

BA in Communication Studies

Department

Communication Studies Department

Advisor(s)

Jnan Blau

Abstract

This paper explores how labels are used in regard to disabilities in the dominant American culture. Ignorance is the link between language and discrimination and inequalities for people with disabilities. Americans can be educated through disability studies so as to become capable of empathizing with and enabling, rather than disabling, their compatriots.