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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We want disabled persons to register with the national council to benefit," she said.
From the interviews with the representatives of the PES agencies, it appears the medical perspective overrules not only the hiring process, but also the job search process: thus, the disabled person who accesses the employment services provided by PES agencies has to document his disability and declare his work 'limitations' from the beginning of the process.
Earlier, systematic care of disabled persons was initiated in 1981 when "Disabled Persons' (Employment and Rehabilitation) Ordinance" was promulgated.
Ali representative of Standard Charter Bank said that to empower disabled persons Bank started a programme "Seeing is believing" which is going very successful.
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.
The fact so few people can name a famous disabled person demonstrates just how little value is placed on disabled people.
In addition, benefit entitlements should be designed such that the disabled person is not penalised for taking up work.
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.
A friend of Hrybalskiy's, Mykola Swarnyk, has also become involved in working with disabled persons.
Barbara Faye Waxman, a disability activist who has done extensive research on the issue of hate crimes, says that hate crimes have usually been committed against disabled persons "behind closed doors - in homes and in institutions.
It's difficult to be in court with a disabled persons because the sympathies are never with the building owner in court and this will be compounded.
It was so profoundly contemporary, it was speaking to me and to my experience as a disabled person,'' said Belluso, now OVP's co-director with Lewis.

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