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"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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'.



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Disability Sample Sentences in News


  • CCS Disability Action welcomes new ERO report
    CCS Disability Action welcomes the new Education Review Office (ERO) report, Inclusive Practices for Students with Special Needs in Schools. CCS Disability Action cautions, however, that the report cannot be compared to the 2010 report, Including Students with High Needs. Read more on this news related to 'Disability'
  • A year of milestones for disability groups
    Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner today acknowledged the life-changing contribution made by disability groups as she joined the Blind Foundation for their 125th anniversary celebrations at Government House. Read more on this news related to 'Disability'
  • Trial to help more disabled people into work
    Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner, met with Christchurch employers today to discuss how best to get more disabled people into work, as part of the early stages of an employment pilot scheme for disabled people and people with health conditions. Read more on this news related to 'Disability'

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