Defining Disability

Let’s face it, disability is a broad term encompassing a wide range of definitions. Nevertheless, the term undoubtably makes one universal fact the focus of attention: There is something (or some things) you cannot do that a good amount of other human beings can do. The term doesn’t say: By the way, no human being can do everything he wants to be able to do.

Every human being has limits. The label of “disabled” emphasizes ours, and that is not always fair. Certainly, the world is made for individuals with a particular body shape, size, and components. However, even when a person has all the nuts and bolts, with no “disabled” label attached, you still might be better at some things than that person.


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