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


  • KSA was first country to safeguard rights of people with special needs
     Experts participating in the 4th International Conference on Disability & Rehabilitation (ICDR-2014) confirmed that Saudi Arabia was the first country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of People with Special Needs following the UN Convention. Read more on this news related to 'Disability'
  • Disability Awareness Celebration
    Javascript is Disabled! Read more on this news related to 'Disability'
  • Disability Network working this month to raise awareness
    Disability Network of Mid-Michigan is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. Read more on this news related to 'Disability'

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