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Beyond DisabilityPlay
Mute can imply a condition or choice but doesn't define someone's intelligence or abilities. SlideThough mute, she communicated through sign language brilliantly.
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Not Silence By ChoicePlay
Using 'mute' suggests the person cannot speak, not that they're simply silent. SlideThe injury left him mute, but he still enjoyed listening to stories.
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Sensitive DescriptionsPlay
Be respectful, 'mute' describes a condition. Use person-first language when possible. SlideShe is a person who is mute, not just a 'mute person'.