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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 *****rs and government officials. Generally disability is viewed as something not normal ***** 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 to speak, mental illnesses and such diseases as Down's syndrome and epilepsy. So, dis***** hinder many normal and natural body or mental functions of a person. Some ***** *****se problems are congenital ***** some are developed after a disease 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 different period of time. "Today, 54 million people in the United States are living in the community with a disability. That's one ***** every five people. According to the most recent census data, around 52 ***** ***** *****m live in ***** community. Additionally, about 2 million live in nursing homes and ot***** 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 ***** form of disability; and 73.6 percent of those 80 *****s and older have some form of disability" (U.S. Census Bureau 2002).

Medical professionals suggest cures, rehabilitation or protection f***** the individual with a disability according ***** the condition of an individual. The problem in case of disability is ***** individuals not only have physical hurdles to overcome but they 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 ***** ***** communities but social forces hinder them. In offering solutions to ***** medical intervention as well ***** social solution and contribution 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 Disability

Different kinds of disabilities affect people in different ways. On the whole ***** have physical, mental ***** 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 mobility, co*****dination and balance, strength and endurance, and other aspects ***** ***** function get affect when a person ********** a physical impairment.

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


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