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access

access

/ˈækˌsɛs/
noun
a means of entering, leaving, or approaching something, particularly a place
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Now, I don't go to the cinema a whole lot because of the lack of real deaf access.

Scholars will have easy access to rare books and all books will be forever in print.

You have access to language there.

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accessibility

accessibility

/ˌæksɛsəˈbɪɫɪti/
noun
the fact of being easy to approach, enter, reach, use, etc.
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Community contribution is what has given us so much accessibility.

So that's pushing away more accessibility, more accessible content.

Community contribution has given more accessibility than ever before.

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assistance dog

assistance dog

/ɐsˈɪstəns dˈɑːɡ/
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a dog that is especially trained to aid, assist, or accompany a person with a disability

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assisted living

assisted living

/ɐsˈɪstᵻd lˈɪvɪŋ/
noun
a residence for disabled people or old people who need help with their daily routines
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Because it was easier to go for assisted death than go for assisted living.

He lives in an assisted living facility.

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autism spectrum disorder

autism spectrum disorder

/ˈɔːtɪzəm spˈɛktɹəm dɪsˈoːɹdɚ/
noun
a complex developmental disorder stigmatized by persistent challenges with social communication and interaction or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior
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You can see negative symptoms with social anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders.

I was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and depression, I suffer from sensory crisis since I was very little.

First I'll define autism spectrum disorder that I'll call ASD.

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autistic

autistic

/ɔˈtɪstɪk/
adjective
affected by or referring to autism
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It is a common repetitive behavior of autistic children.

Most autistic kids can't pretend because they're not capable of imagining something that is not real.

Schools usually fail to accurately assess the abilities of autistic children because classroom tasks are not appropriate for them.

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blind

blind

/ˈbɫaɪnd/
adjective
not able to see
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Some time later, January suddenly became blind.

He always wants candles in the sitting-room when it's dark, even though he's blind.' '

He's a blind YouTuber.

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blindness

blindness

/ˈbɫaɪndnəs/
noun
the condition or state of being completely or partially unable to see
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A tropical illness called "river blindness" was common in these villages.

He jokes about my deafness and I joke about his blindness.

But anyway, you know, different types of blindness out there.

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crutch

crutch

/ˈkɹətʃ/
noun
one of a pair of sticks that people with movement difficulties put under their arms to help them walk or stand
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This meant thousands of children had to use braces, crutches, wheelchairs, and ventilators to breathe.

But to someone with one leg, a crutch might represent the difference between helplessness and agency.

He once said that he started using drugs and alcohol as a crutch to combat his stage nerves.

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deaf

deaf

/ˈdɛf/
adjective
partly or completely unable to hear
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How do you feel about deaf characters in books?

Are deaf people getting any info they need about COVID-19?

How could I fight for the rights for deaf education for people like me?

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deafness

deafness

/ˈdɛfnəs/
noun
the state or condition of being totally or partially unable to hear
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Now there have been times when a hearing friend will make jokes about my deafness.

He jokes about my deafness and I joke about his blindness.

It was one of the first shows I saw when learning about myself and deafness.

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disability

disability

/ˌdɪsəˈbɪɫɪti/, /dɪsəˈbɪɫɪtiz/
noun
a physical or mental condition that prevents a person from using some part of their body completely or learning something easily
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Such disabilities were more than an inconvenience for early humans; they were a threat to their existence.

You're still making fun of disabilities.

What if they have another disability again?

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disabled

disabled

/dɪˈseɪbəɫd/
adjective
complete or partial inability to use a part of one's body or mind, caused by an illness, injury, etc.
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He's not my biggest fan as a disabled woman and bisexual woman.

That's what it's like for disabled people where you kick us around.

This disabled reporter's name is Serge Kovaleski.

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dyslexia

dyslexia

/dɪˈsɫɛksiə/
noun
a specific neurobiological disorder marked by difficulty reading and spelling in individuals with otherwise unaffected intelligence
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It doesn't explain all dyslexia.

It was later revealed that Ennis actually had dyslexia.

He has dyslexia, and growing up school was difficult for him.

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dysphasia

dysphasia

/dɪsfˈeɪʒə/
noun
a brain disorder characterized by impairment in speaking and understanding language

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echolalia

echolalia

/ˌɛkəlˈeɪliə/
noun
meaningless repetition or echoing of vocalizations made by another person, as a result of mental disorder
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They could be repetitions of words that other people say, or sounds from nearby, known as echolalia.

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guide dog

guide dog

/ɡˈaɪd dˈɑːɡ/
noun
a dog that is professionally trained to lead the blind
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I've been a guide dog user for 16 years.

He’s my guide dog, Gallop!

But I do have the black Lamborghini of guide dogs.

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handicap

handicap

/ˈhændiˌkæp/
noun
a condition that impairs a person's mental or physical functions
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and I have some huge handicaps, because I'm not as smart as Warren Buffett

And sometimes they get kind of a handicap mentality

Shoes are a handicap.

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handicapped

handicapped

/ˈhændiˌkæpt/
adjective
suffering from a physical or mental disability that limits the function of the mind and body, as a result of a permanent injury, illness, etc.
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Johnson is charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault "on a handicapped person.

Well, we know that we're very handicapped by the failed leadership of this administration.

They were made by handicapped individuals.

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hard of hearing

hard of hearing

/hˈɑːɹd ʌv hˈɪɹɪŋ/
phrase
unable to hear properly
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So, the community contribution feature was extremely helpful for deaf and hard of hearing and other disabled students.

And when I was diagnosed with hearing loss, hard of hearing, whatever- I still kept going to public schools.

Growing up as a hearing child, becoming hard of hearing, then deaf, and then accepting my deaf identity.

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hearing aid

hearing aid

/hˈɪɹɪŋ ˈeɪd/
noun
a small electronic device that is worn in or behind the ear and is specifically designed to amplify inaudible sounds to help a person with hearing loss
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When you find out your insurance doesn't cover hearing aids "and you're gonna pay out of pocket.

But hearing aids also are not cosmetic procedures because they're not there to look pretty.

Back when we did the hearing aid video.

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hearing dog

hearing dog

/hˈɪɹɪŋ dˈɑːɡ/
noun
a professionally trained dog that guides people who are deaf or cannot hear properly

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impaired

impaired

/ˌɪmˈpɛɹd/
adjective
functioning poorly due to being weakened or damaged
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It is marked by impaired language skills, impaired social skills, and repetitive behaviors.

A person with impaired vision might not be able to hunt or work with tools, for example.

They're an accessibility tool for people who are blind, slash, visually impaired.

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impairment

impairment

/ˌɪmˈpɛɹmənt/
noun
a state or condition in which a part of one's body or brain does not work properly
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Ofrey: You may have certain visual impairments, but not loss of eyesight.

It is one of the most common forms of acquired hearing impairment.

Studies also show a similar impairment of brain regions and gamblers to people with drug dependence.

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learning disability

learning disability

/lˈɜːnɪŋ dˌɪsɐbˈɪləɾi/
noun
a disorder that affects the ability to comprehend or process information, particularly when not associated with physical disability
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If you have a learning disability, you become a very good delegator.

She has also a learning disability.

This has nothing to do... this isn't like a learning disability.

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mobility

mobility

/moʊˈbɪɫəti/, /moʊˈbɪɫɪti/
noun
the ability to move easily or be freely moved from one place, job, etc. to another
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Obviously, some people who use mobility aids can walk.

Like, disabilities involving mobility.

Klaus: We are at the transition of a new era of mobility.

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mobility scooter

mobility scooter

/moʊbˈɪlɪɾi skˈuːɾɚ/
noun
an electrically powered vehicle with a sturdy seat that sits over 3 or 4 wheels, designed to help people with restricted mobility, specifically those who are elderly or disabled
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They actually disassemble into a Ninebot S max like mobility scooter magic thing.

It's a mobility scooter

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on the spectrum

on the spectrum

/ɑːnðə spˈɛktɹəm/
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suffering from an autism spectrum disorder

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Paralympian

Paralympian

/pˌæɹəlˈɪmpiən/
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someone who takes part in the Paralympic games

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Paralympian

Paralympian

/pˌæɹəlˈɪmpiən/
adjective
associated with the Paralympics or its competitors

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the Paralympics

the Paralympics

/pˌæɹəlˈɪmpɪks/
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a series of international contests in which people with physical disabilities take part in

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paraplegia

paraplegia

/ˌpɛɹəˈpɫidʒiə/
noun
a type of paralysis that affects the legs and the lower body as the result of spinal cord damage

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paraplegic

paraplegic

/ˌpɛɹəˈpɫɛɡɪk/, /ˌpɛɹəˈpɫidʒɪk/
adjective
someone who suffers from paraplegia
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Ava is a paraplegic orphan living out her days in a pretty unpleasant-looking Spanish convent.

I can feel that I am paraplegic.

He becomes paraplegic.

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quadriplegia

quadriplegia

/kwˌɑːdɹɪplˈiːdʒə/
noun
a condition in which someone is paralyzed from neck down

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quadriplegic

quadriplegic

/ˌkwɑdɹəˈpɫidʒɪk/
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a person who is paralyzed from neck down
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I have what's called spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

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ramp

ramp

/ˈɹæmp/
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an artificial slope that connects two parts of a road, building, etc. when one is lower than the other
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If you can get a ramp, get your ramps.

Please tell me there's a wheelchair ramp.

Come on, at least you could have a ramp.

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seeing eye dog

seeing eye dog

/sˈiːɪŋ ˈaɪ dˈɑːɡ/
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a professionally trained dog that leads a blind person

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sign language

sign language

/sˈaɪn lˈæŋɡwɪdʒ/
noun
a system used to communicate with deaf people that involves using hands and body gestures instead of words
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So my friend Christina was talking about how, like, they don't even talk about sign language users.

But sign language, you can see from far away!

But yeah, start learning your sign language vocabulary for consent and otherwise.

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special needs

special needs

/spˈɛʃəl nˈiːdz/
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particular requirements that a person has, especially an individual with physical, emotional, or mental disability

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walker

walker

/ˈwɔkɝ/
noun
a metal enclosing framework with wheels and handles that helps disabled or frail people maintain their balance while walking
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Remember the extremely slow walkers in high school?

A bob in the ship could affect the balance of a tightrope walker.

Many modern carnivores are digitigrade walkers.

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walking stick

walking stick

/wˈɔːkɪŋ stˈɪk/
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a stick, often with a curved handle, carried in the hand to provide postural stability in walking or hiking
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Emily: [Hold on to] your fancy walking stick top...

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wheelchair

wheelchair

/ˈhwiɫˌtʃɛɹ/, /ˈwiɫˌtʃɛɹ/
noun
a chair with wheels that is designed particularly for the use of disabled persons
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Especially those who might be in wheelchairs.

"When the airline lady finds out you're deaf "and offers you a wheelchair."

I'm not always offered a wheelchair, but sometimes I am.

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