nondisabled

adjective
non·​dis·​abled | \ ˌnän-dis-ˈā-bəld How to pronounce nondisabled (audio) , -diz-ˈā- \

Definition of nondisabled

: not affected with a disability : not disabled people with disabilities and their nondisabled peers

Examples of nondisabled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ability to make bad decisions, for nondisabled people, is considered a normal part of the human experience. Sara Luterman, The New Republic, "The Darker Story Just Outside the Lens of Framing Britney Spears," 12 Feb. 2021 Hiring nondisabled actors also takes away disabled roles from disabled actors. Alaina Leary, refinery29.com, "Sia, Stories About Autism Should Centre Autistic People. Period.," 23 Nov. 2020 For decades, nondisabled actors have played these characters, which is problematic for several reasons. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Run on Hulu Is the Break You Need From All Those Holiday Rom-Coms," 19 Nov. 2020 Maddie Ziegler, a nondisabled actor, portrays a young autistic woman in Sia's upcoming film. Alaina Leary, refinery29.com, "Sia, Stories About Autism Should Centre Autistic People. Period.," 23 Nov. 2020 Parents of disabled children often carry more weight as experts on disability than disabled people do, and most film and TV roles for disabled characters cast a nondisabled person to portray them. Alaina Leary, refinery29.com, "Sia, Stories About Autism Should Centre Autistic People. Period.," 23 Nov. 2020 Some were offended by Sia’s choice to cast Ziegler, a nondisabled actor, as an autistic character. Laura Zornosa, chicagotribune.com, "Sia is under fire for how her film portrays autism. But she’s the one feeling ‘FURY’," 23 Nov. 2020 To make sure everything was portrayed correctly, director Aneesh Chaganty did his research, checked his own privilege as a nondisabled person, and chatted with Allen about her own experiences. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Run on Hulu Is the Break You Need From All Those Holiday Rom-Coms," 19 Nov. 2020 For instance, even though unemployment was high across the country, the majority of nondisabled adults without children were still initially subject to a work requirement. Lola Fadulu, New York Times, "Trump Backs Off Tougher Food Stamp Work Rules for Now," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of nondisabled

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondisabled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondisabled. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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