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Someone who is disabled has an illness, injury or condition that restricts the way they can live, especially by making it difficult for them to move about.
Some people use handicapped with this meaning, but many people find this offensive.
The most sensitive ways of referring to people with a restricting physical condition are to call them people with disabilities or people with special needs.
|Noun||1.||disabled - people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped; "technology to help the elderly and the disabled"|
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
the halt - (archaic) lame persons collectively; "the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind"--Luke 14:21
|Adj.||1.||disabled - incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness|
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
strong, sound, fit, healthy, robust, sturdy, hale, hearty, able-bodied
the disabled → les handicapés mpl
disabled ex-serviceman → invalido di guerra
disabled→ عاجِز, مُعَاق postižení, postižený handicappet behindert, Behinderte ανάπηρος, άτομα με αναπηρία discapacitado, discapacitados, minusválidos vammainen, vammaiset handicapé, handicapés invalid, osobe s invaliditetom disabile, disabili 身体障害のある, 身体障害者 장애가 있는, 장애인 gehandicapten, invalide de funksjonshemmede, funksjonshemmet niepełnosprawni, niepełnosprawny deficiente, deficientes инвалиды, недееспособный funktionshindrad, funktionshindrade คนพิการ, พิการ özürlü, özürlüler người tàn tật, tàn tật 残疾人, 残障的
- Disabled travelers (US)
Disabled travellers (UK)
- What facilities do you have for disabled people?
- Are there any restrooms for the disabled? (US)
Are there any toilets for the disabled? (UK)
- Is there a discount for disabled people? (US)
Is there a reduction for disabled people? (UK)
- Do you provide access for the disabled?