DO say 'a person with a disability' or 'people with disabilities.'
Do NOT say 'the disabled'.
Never say: 'Victim'
Use instead: 'Person with/ Person who has/Person who experienced'
Never say: 'Cripple/Crippled/The Crippled'
Use Instead: 'Person with a disability/Person with a disability as a result of'
Never say: 'Wheelchair bound'
Use Instead: 'Wheelchair user'
Never say: 'Afflicted By/Afflicted With'
Use Instead: 'The person has'
Never say: 'Normal'
Remember -- People with disabilities are normal; they just happen to have disabilities
Never say: 'Deaf and Dumb', 'Blind as a Bat,' or other words or cliches that judge or stereotype people with disabilities.
Remember -- There are NO acceptable replacements for judgmental or stereotypic words or phrases.