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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What is Disability? You Ask...

Disability— What does it mean?
Disability is an extremely broad term, encompassing many different conditions and people from
all walks of life. When organizations are considering how best to serve people with disabilities, a
great deal of emphasis is often placed on physical access. While this is clearly important for
people who use wheelchairs, or people with sensory disabilities (such as people who are blind,
visually impaired, or deaf), there are people with other types of disabilities for whom physical
access is not an issue. For people with learning disabilities, mental retardation, mental health
issues, head injuries, and many other conditions, the issue is not so much one of access to
facilities as of access to programs and services. This means that the My blog pages focus on a variety of tools and resources so that people with all types of disabilities can benefit from them.
Also, it is important to keep in mind that in many cases, a person’s disability is not readily

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