Or the term may serve to refer to the identity of people with disabilities. Debates about proper terminology and their implied politics continue in disability communities and the academic field of disability studies.
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Disability is an impairment that may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or some combination of these.
It substantially affects a person's life activities and may be present from birth or occur during a person's lifetime.
For example, one of Gerard's employees, Alexis, has a very analytical mind.