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


  • Georgia executes man despite disability claim
    Twice-convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill was executed Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. Read more on this news related to 'Disability'
  • Disability Advocates Fight Disabled Governor
    Bob Kafka of ADAPT says that despite the governor’s own paralysis, he has gutted programs for the disabled. Read more on this news related to 'Disability'
  • Georgia inmate executed after Supreme Court declines appeal (+video)
    Lawyers for Warren Lee Hill argued he had an intellectual disability that rendered his execution unconstitutional. Mr. Hill was sentenced to death after being convicted of the murder of his cellmate in a Georgia prison. Read more on this news related to 'Disability'

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