Disability Awareness & Etiquette

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Disability Awareness & Etiquette - Quiz

The following 20 questions will test your awareness and etiquette in terms of individuals with disabilities.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Individuals with disabilities are not asset to the workplace and/or workforce.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Neither True nor False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer "False" suggests that individuals with disabilities are indeed an asset to the workplace and/or workforce. This implies that individuals with disabilities have valuable skills, abilities, and contributions that can benefit the workplace and enhance the overall workforce. It recognizes the importance of inclusivity and diversity in creating a more inclusive and productive work environment.

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  • 2. 

    I should never ask an individual with disability what happened to cause their disability.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Neither True nor False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is generally considered inappropriate to ask an individual with a disability about the cause of their disability, especially if this information is not voluntarily offered. This question can be seen as invasive and disrespectful of their privacy. It's important to maintain respect and sensitivity towards all individuals, focusing on their capabilities and how one might assist them rather than on the specifics of their condition unless it is relevant to the interaction or service being provided.

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  • 3. 

    It is acceptable to pet and play with a service animal belonging to an individual with a disability

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Neither True nor False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not acceptable to pet and play with a service animal belonging to an individual with a disability. Service animals are trained to assist individuals with disabilities and should not be distracted or interacted with by others. It is important to respect the working relationship between the service animal and its owner and not interfere with their tasks or responsibilities.

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  • 4. 

    When meeting someone who is either deaf or hearing impaired who utilizes an interpreter, you should

    • A.

      Maintain eye contact with the person who is deaf/hearing impaired.

    • B.

      Maintain eye contact with the interpreter.

    • C.

      Look back and forth.

    Correct Answer
    A. Maintain eye contact with the person who is deaf/hearing impaired.
    Explanation
    When meeting someone who is either deaf or hearing impaired and utilizes an interpreter, it is important to maintain eye contact with the person who is deaf/hearing impaired. This is because the person who is deaf/hearing impaired is the one communicating and the interpreter is simply facilitating the communication process. By maintaining eye contact with the person who is deaf/hearing impaired, you are showing respect and acknowledging their presence and communication needs.

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  • 5. 

    You are conversing with a person who has trouble speaking. You are only able to understand a few words and phrases. You should:  

    • A.

      Pretend you understand what was said.

    • B.

      State what you understand and ask the person to repeat the rest of the information.

    • C.

      Smile and walk away as fast as you can.

    Correct Answer
    B. State what you understand and ask the person to repeat the rest of the information.
    Explanation
    In a conversation with a person who has trouble speaking, it is important to acknowledge that you have understood some parts of what they said. By stating what you understand and asking them to repeat the rest of the information, you are showing that you are actively trying to communicate and understand them. This approach promotes effective communication and helps the person feel heard and valued.

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  • 6. 

    Individuals that are blind or that have a visual impairment have a sixth sense and are able to recognize your voice and scent; therefore, you can assume that there is no need for you to identify yourself.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Neither True nor False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment have a sixth sense and can recognize your voice and scent. However, this is not true. While individuals with visual impairments may develop heightened senses in other areas, they still rely on verbal communication and other forms of identification to recognize people. Therefore, it is incorrect to assume that there is no need to identify yourself to someone who is blind or visually impaired.

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  • 7. 

    It is acceptable to refer to an individual with mental retardation as mentally retarded since the definition is a diagnosis and published in the DSM as such.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the term "mentally retarded" is outdated and considered offensive. It is now more appropriate to use person-first language, such as "individual with intellectual disability." The DSM-5, the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also uses this updated terminology.

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  • 8. 

    You can tell by looking at someone if they have a disability.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Neither True nor False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not possible to determine if someone has a disability just by looking at them. Disabilities can be invisible or not immediately apparent, and individuals with disabilities can have a wide range of appearances. Therefore, it is important not to make assumptions about someone's abilities or disabilities based solely on their appearance.

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  • 9. 

    People first language is taught and used to make sure individuals with disabilities are treated with dignity and respect.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Neither True nor False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    People first language is a way of speaking and writing that emphasizes the person before their disability. It focuses on using respectful and inclusive language that acknowledges the individual's humanity and worth. By using people first language, individuals with disabilities are seen as individuals first, rather than being defined solely by their disability. This approach promotes dignity and respect for people with disabilities, ensuring that they are not reduced to stereotypes or stigmatized based on their condition. Therefore, the statement "People first language is taught and used to make sure individuals with disabilities are treated with dignity and respect" is true.

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  • 10. 

    The ADA addresses disability issues as they relate to:

    • A.

      A. Employment

    • B.

      B. Public accommodations

    • C.

      C. Transportation

    • D.

      D. All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D. All of the above. The ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act, is a comprehensive law that addresses disability issues in various areas, including employment, public accommodations, and transportation. It ensures that individuals with disabilities have equal opportunities and access in these areas.

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