Disability

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Disability Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"

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  • the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"

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Disability Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A disability is a condition that a person has which limits them in some way.

People with a disability or disabilities may need to use special equipment that can help them. This can include using a wheelchair, a cane or walking stick, hearing aids, a Teletypewriter (TTY) and using specially designed software and hardware for the personal computer.

People who use a wheelchair or cane/walking stick cannot walk up or down stairs in a building. They need to use ramps and elevators when going into and moving around in a building. Wide doorways and accessible toilets also make it easier for people with physical disabilities to use.

Prejudice towards people with disabilities is common. This is sometimes called 'ableism'. A person with such a prejudice is called an ablecentrist.



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Disability Sample Sentences in News


  • How Will You Live if You Can’t Work? Disability Insurance 101
    Below are sources for disability insurance, including the two programs that make up the tattered safety net provided by the state and federal government. “Most people go out of work for reasons having nothing to do with work,” says Carole Harnett, president of the Council for Disability Awareness. Workers’ comp also is called industrial insurance, or labor a Read more on this news related to 'Disability'
  • Federal Eye: Postal employee receives jail time for disability scam that lasted nearly seven years
    The longtime mail carrier and handler pleaded guilty in November to making false statements about injuries that allowed her to collect federal-employee disability benefits. Read more on this news related to 'Disability'
  • ACT disability providers spending thousands to prepare for National Disability Insurance Scheme
    ACT disability providers are spending thousands of dollars to prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, but fear service prices have been set too low jeopardising quality. Read more on this news related to 'Disability'

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