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Disability & Technology

Disability

People with disabilities form a significant portion of the population and their education and other needs also make important considerations of policy *****rs ***** government officials. Generally disability is viewed as something not normal with the physical & mental abilities of an individual. Disability includes blindness, deafness, a v*****riety of conditions that make it hard or impossible to walk or ***** speak, mental illnesses and such diseases as Down's syndrome and epilepsy. So, disabil*****ies hinder many ***** and natural body ***** mental functions of a person. Some of these problems are congenital and some are developed after a disease or an accident etc. Almost every women, men and children ***** all ages, races ***** ethnicities experience a disability some time during his ***** her lifetime due to different reason and for ***** period of time. "Today, 54 million people in the United States are liv*****g in the community with a dis*****bility. That's one in every five people. Accord*****g to the most recent census data, around 52 ***** of *****m live in their community. Additionally, about 2 million ***** in nursing homes and other long-term c***** facilities. *****2.6 percent of 45 to 54 year olds have some ***** of disability; 44.9 ***** of 65 to 69 year ***** have some form ***** disability; ***** 73.6 percent of those 80 *****s and older ***** some form of disability" (U.S. Census Bureau 2002).

Medical professionals suggest cures, rehabilitation or protection f***** the individual with a ***** *****ccording ***** the condition of an *****. The problem in case of disability is that individuals not only have physical hurdles to overcome but *****y also face restrictions imposed on them by attitudinal, social, cultural, economic, ***** environmental barriers to ***** participation in society. Most people with disabilities can, and do, work, play, learn, and enjoy full healthy lives ***** their communities but social forces hinder them. In offering solutions to ***** medical intervention as well ***** social solution ***** contribution of members of society is also important. Some even argue ***** discrimination against and socially exclusion because of having impairment is more disabling than the ***** itself.

Areas ***** Disability

Different kinds of disabilities affect people in different ways. On the whole ***** ***** physical, mental and other *****.

***** Disabilities:

Mobility impairment is the generally considered as the major area of physical disability. Few people get mobility impairment by birth while majority get it by *****s, injuries, diseases or illnesses later in life. Basic *****, coordination and balance, strength and endurance, and other aspects of body function get affect when a ***** *****cquires a physical impairment.

Vision impairment also comes under physical disabilities and includes people ***** a complete or partial loss of vision. Vision in different people is *****ed in different ways. Some people are *****ly blind as they have no central vision ***** *****ly blind ***** have side or peripheral vision ***** only the edges or a p*****rt of the visual field might be obscured. Different light conditions also

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