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"mental retardation" and "retarded" search terms yield offensive representations

New Here ,
Jan 29, 2018 Jan 29, 2018

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Could Adobe please revise the results for search terms "mental retardation" and "retarded" in Adobe Stock?  The current results yield an awful lot of deeply inaccurate and offensive depictions of people with intellectual disabilities.

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Adobe Employee , Jan 29, 2018 Jan 29, 2018
Thank you for this valuable feedback. I have passed this on to the appropriate product managers.EBQ

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Jan 29, 2018 Jan 29, 2018

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Thank you for this valuable feedback. I have passed this on to the appropriate product managers.

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New Here ,
Jun 12, 2018 Jun 12, 2018

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I was sorry to learn today that Adobe has decided that the current selection of images tagged under "retarded" keyword appropriately represents its views about people with intellectual disabilities: Retarded photos, royalty-free images, graphics, vectors & videos | Adobe Stock

Adobe's selection of images depicting people with intellectual disabilities perpetuates negative stereotypes about psychiatric disabilities, which I find deeply offensive. I am sure that all disability organizations and your customers will find your decision to keep the current selection of images equally offensive.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 12, 2018 Jun 12, 2018

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Hi Martin,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I will follow up with product management regarding this issue as I thought it was addressed earlier.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 12, 2018 Jun 12, 2018

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Hi Martin,

I've responded to your Facebook message and post and the issue had been escalated to the product team in January only.

But since I see you've sent us another message today, I am again sending the message to our product team for the same.

Regards,

Sheena

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New Here ,
Jun 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018

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Still no action?! Do those images truly represent Adobe's view on people with intellectual disabilities?

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Jun 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018

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Jun 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018

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Hello Martin,

We have escalated this to the appropriate team and Sheena and I are monitoring the issue. We will update this thread when we have new information.

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