Disability Resources - Definitions
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Access-4-All feels that there are three general types of disability classifications; Physical, Sensory and Cognitive. Listed below are examples of each. Please note that there may be other disabilities that are not listed. If you know of a disability that you feel should be included, please email Access-4-All.
Please note; some peoples’ disabilities may fit into more than one category. For example, a person with a brain injury may fit into all three classifications.
Physical: having a disability that affects the physical body including mobility in moving from one place to another.
Spinal cord injury
Post Injury Syndrome
Sensory: having a disability that affects any of the five senses, especially vision and hearing
People who are deaf
People who are blind
Cognitive: having a disability that affects mental capabilities
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Obsessive /Compulsive Disorder
Post Tramatic Stress Disorder