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The AMA Handbook of Business Writing by Jennifer WAUSON, Kevin WILSON

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HANDICAP, DISABILITY

A handicap is a problem that can be remedied, whereas a disability is permanent problem.

Image People who have disabilities prefer the word disability to handicap.

Image The phrase “people with disabilities” is preferred over “disabled people.”

HARD DISK, HARD DRIVE

A hard disk is the actual disk inside a hard drive where data are stored in a computer system. Refer to the storage device inside most personal computers as a “hard drive” or “hard disk drive.” When using these terms, consider these tips:

Hard disk and hard drive are always ...

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