There may be times when we find ourselves in situations where we are not quite sure of what to say or do when we meet persons with disabilities (PWDs), and it can be nerve-wracking. For example, do you shout when you speak to someone with hearing loss? Is it appropriate to say “see you later” to someone who has visual impairment?


Check out the “Do it Right” posters below on the dos and don’ts when interacting with PWDs.

  •         PHYSICAL DISABILITY          
  •        VISION LOSS        
  •       HEARING LOSS      
  •       DEVELOPMENTAL        
        PHYSICAL DISABILITY          

Physical Disability

refers to either with a total or partial loss of bodily functions, such as the ability to walk or fine motor skills, or a total or partial loss of a part of the body.

e.g. Amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, etc.

Should we be leaning on wheelchairs at crowded public spaces?

       VISION LOSS        

Vision Loss

is any diagnosed condition of the eye or visual system that cannot be corrected to within normal limits.

How do we guide people with vision loss safely?

      HEARING LOSS      

Hearing Loss

is defined as being partially or completely unable to hear sounds in one or both ears.

Should we shout when speaking to people with hearing loss?


Developmental Disability

refers to a range of developmental disorders characterised by difficulties in socialisation and communication, and restricted or repetitive pattern of behaviours and interest.

Should we be making fun of people with developmental disabilities?