When most people think of word “disability” they immediately imagine someone in a wheelchair. But there are many different types of disability. People with disability may include:
Disability is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. Impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or an action, while participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations. Thus disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives. Therefore, an approach is essential to address and manage their problems with greater success.