What is disability?

  • (noun): The condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness.
    Example: "Reading disability"
    Synonyms: disablement, handicap, impairment


A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.

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Some articles on disability:

Sexuality And Disability - Relationships and Disability - Self-image and Disability
... Having a disability may sometimes create an emotional or psychological burden for the person with the disability ... relationships, fearing rejection on the basis that they have a disability ... In The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability, Miriam Kaufman points out that attempting to hide a disability or minimize its existence is ultimately an added burden ...
Sexuality And Disability - External Links
... CREA educational website about Sex and Disability Disabled World Disability Sexuality – Information on Sex and Sexual Issues with Disabilities Sexuality and Disability online journal ...
Political Issues - Disability Insurance
... Disability benefit, or disability pension, is a major kind of disability insurance, and is provided by government agencies to people who are temporarily or permanently unable to work ... disability benefit is provided within the category of Supplemental Security Income, and in Canada, within the Canada Pension Plan ... In other countries, disability benefit may be provided under Social security systems ...
Sexuality And Disability
... Sexuality and disability is the study of sexual behaviour and practices of a person with a disability ... Physical disability such as a spinal cord injury may change the sexual functioning of a person ...
Sailing At The 2008 Summer Paralympics - Events
... International disability classification in sailing is done by a committee, which gives each competitor a number score with lower numbers corresponding to more severe disability ... Keelboat 2.4mR All sailors are required to have a minimal disability or a higher level of disability as defined in the FCS 2005 ...