Disabled Person


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Disabled Person

A person with less mental or physical ability than the average person. For example, a disabled person may use a wheelchair or may be blind or deaf. Mentally disabled persons often (but do not always) have lower earning potential than the average person, but this is not by any means the case for the physically disabled. Laws exist in many jurisdictions to protect the rights of disabled persons. See also: Americans with Disabilities Act, Handicapped Person.
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He said, "We want to make disabled persons educated to be equal in merit system and also to provide them IT education.
Where there is a physical feature that makes it difficult or impossible for a disabled person to make use of a service, the service provider must take reasonable steps by either removing it, altering it, or avoiding it.
Disabled persons are among the ranks of clients who need the services of lawyers trained in Canadian law schools.
At the same time, most people acknowledge that mentally disabled persons may be incapable, because of their mental condition, of conforming their conduct to the law, and therefore cannot be held responsible for their actions in the same way as rational people.
The idea that people can hate the disabled is hard for many to take seriously, says Lolly Lijewski, of the Metro Center for Independent Living, an advocacy organization for disabled persons in St.
Since this benefit is awarded purely on the grounds of health and safety, Messrs Cameron and Clegg need to explain how the state-funding of residential services will somehow dispense with the need of a severely disabled person using an electrically powered wheelchair or mobility scooter to move about the passages or gardens of a care home.
Do you realise your children have robbed a disabled person a right to independence?
It is much cheaper for a disabled person to be able to stay in their own home.
And in virtually all of the biographies and other studies, nobody has understood the centrality of his experience as a disabled person in all the rest of his work.
A West Midland council has been accused of discriminating against one of its own employees by not having a disabled person on a job interview panel.
Curb-to-curb trips are provided to anywhere in the current service area, meaning a disabled person can get to a job, a doctor's appointment, the movies or any other destination," said Michael Antonovich, L.

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