disability

   A condition that prevents a person from performing all the usual physical or mental functions, either temporarily or permanently. Current laws require that people with disabilities be accommodated and encouraged to fulfill their maximum potential. Access to businesses and institutions by ramps and elevators, special parking places, and other special arrangements are now required in many states.

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