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A parking lot handicap sign. According to the World Health Organization, over 1 billion people, about 15% of the worlds population, lives with some form of disability. STEVE JOHNSON/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

We need to rethink the word “disability”

Joshua Blake February 8, 2019
Why do we categorize people with physical or mental limitations as disabled? This never made sense to me, even when I was a kid. I'd prefer the term handicapped over disabled because, in my mind, I was never a non-functional human.
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