differently abled


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differently abled

adj.
Physically or mentally disabled.
Usage Note: The term differently abled is sometimes used as a substitute for disabled or handicapped. Differently abled emphasizes the fact that many people with disabilities are quite capable of accomplishing a particular task or performing a particular function, only in a manner that is different from or takes more time than that of people without the disability. On the other hand, differently abled is often criticized as an awkward euphemism and in some cases may be taken as offensively condescending by disabled people themselves. Like challenged, it is used most frequently in academic, government, and social service environments; its use outside those contexts may be problematic.
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i) While submitting Detailed Project Report of a project under Swadesh Darshan or PRASHAD (National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive) Schemes of the Ministry, State Government/Union Territory Administration has to submit an undertaking in the specified format stating that 'barrier free environment for differently abled tourists has been incorporated in the design of the built up areas of the project'.
KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has assured the differently abled persons (disabled) to provide them government jobs in April for which he has already issued necessary directives to the chief secretary to expedite the process.
The chief minister on Tuesday assured the differently abled persons (disabled) that they would be provided government jobs in April for which he issued directives to the chief secretary to expedite the process.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has assured differently abled persons (disabled) to provide them government jobs in April.
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