Definition of 'disability'
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Example sentences containing 'disability'
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This can trigger mental health problems as well as physical disabilities. The Sun (2017)We have a training centre that offers a year's course in supported employment for people with learning disabilities. The Sun (2016)Cuts to social care will affect the most vulnerable, including those in care and those with learning disabilities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are also familiar with dogs for people with physical disabilities, opening doors and picking things up from the floor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Anyone with learning disabilities will need to come with a known buddy and must undergo a safety check to determine their suitability for life on board. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I don't really consider myself as having a disability or a condition. The Sun (2016)Our second charity works within the UK and has a unique approach to helping families struggling to cope with disability and illness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has always been drawn to unfashionable causes, from mental health to disability, just as he champions here overlooked countries and struggles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They will cover homes for the elderly and those for people with learning disabilities and mental illness. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The charity provides residential and nursing care for people with learning and physical disabilities. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There appears to be a routine failure to abide by disability discrimination law. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Your disability makes you very vulnerable and his behaviour could be seen as exploitative. The Sun (2008)We need to make it easier for young people with disabilities to live an independent life. The Sun (2009)People with disabilities and health conditions face particular barriers to finding and keeping jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)People with learning disabilities and their carers ought to be involved in providing this training. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Table tennis is played by athletes with a physical or intellectual disability. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These will involve more rigorous checks on claimants to make sure their disability qualifies. The Sun (2012)My father had chronic health issues and lived on disability cheques. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Mental health conditions and learning disabilities are often overlooked. Times, Sunday Times (2008)High proportion of offenders have learning disabilities. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Technical help for the old to overcome disabilities is studied. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She devoted her life to improving the support and opportunities available to people with learning disabilities and mental health problems. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Other recipients will include the disability charity Scope. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Good lobbying is a perfectly reasonable way of getting information from a disability charity or a biotech firm to the people making policy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She was not daunted by illness or disability and turned both into opportunities to help others to face the challenges that she was experiencing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He walked with a stick normally anyway as the result of a car accident in 1963 and his new injury emphasised his disability. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now she teaches disability law and human rights courses and says: 'I absolutely love it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The effect of such enforced loneliness, on top of the burden of injury and disability, can only be imagined. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'disability'
British English: disability /ˌdɪsəˈbɪlɪtɪ/ NOUN
A disability is a physical or mental condition that restricts the way someone can live their life.
...facilities for people with disabilities.
- American English: disability
- Arabic: عَجْز
- Brazilian Portuguese: deficiência
- Chinese: 残疾
- Croatian: invaliditet
- Czech: invalidita
- Danish: handicap
- Dutch: invaliditeit
- European Spanish: discapacidad
- Finnish: vamma pysyvä
- French: handicap
- German: Behinderung Körper/Geist
- Greek: αναπηρία
- Italian: disabilità
- Japanese: 身体障害
- Korean: 장애
- Norwegian: uførhet
- Polish: niemożność
- European Portuguese: deficiência
- Romanian: handicap
- Russian: инвалидность
- Spanish: discapacidad
- Swedish: funktionshinder
- Thai: ความพิการ
- Turkish: sakatlık
- Ukrainian: інвалідність
- Vietnamese: sự tàn tật
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Definition of disability from the Collins English Dictionary
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