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People with disabilities form a significant portion of the population and their education and other needs also make important considerations of policy makers and government officials. Generally disability is viewed as something not normal ***** the physical ***** mental abilities of an individual. Disability includes blindness, deafness, a variety of conditions that make it hard or impossible to walk ***** to speak, mental illnesses *****d such diseases as Down's syndrome and epilepsy. So, dis***** hinder many ***** and natural body or mental functions ***** a person. Some of these problems are congenital ***** some are developed after a *****e*****e or an accident etc. Almost every women, men and children of all ages, races and ethnicities experience a ***** some time during his or her life***** due to different reason ***** for ***** period ***** 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 ***** community. Additionally, about 2 million ***** in nursing homes and ot***** long-term care facilities. *****2.6 percent of 45 to 54 year olds have some form of disability; 44.9 ***** of 65 to 69 year olds have ***** form of disability; and 73.6 percent of those 80 *****s and older ***** some ***** of disability" (U.S. Census Bureau 2002).

Medical professionals suggest cures, rehabilitation or protection f***** the individual with a ***** according ***** the condition o***** an individual. 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, and environ***** barriers to their 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 disability medical intervention as well ***** social solution ***** contri*****ion of members of society is also important. Some even argue that discrimination against and socially exclusion because of having impairment is more disabling than the ***** itself.

Areas of *****

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

Physical Disabilities:

***** ***** is the generally considered as the major area of physical d*****ability. Few people get mobility impairment by birth while *****ity get it by accidents, injuries, dise*****es or illnesses later in life. Basic mobility, coordination and balance, strength and endurance, and other aspects of ***** function get affect when a person acquires a physical impairment.

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


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