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01. Many of the buses in town now have special features to make them accessible to [disabled] passengers.
02. By going around the world in his wheelchair, Canadian hero Rick Hansen was able to show the world that people with a physical [disability] are able to do great things.
03. This building is really difficult for [disabled] people to get around in.
04. The government needs to do more to ensure that all public buildings are readily accessible to the [disabled].
05. The injury to her knee [disabled] her for life.
06. There are special Olympics for [disabled] athletes, such as those who are blind or in wheelchairs.
07. He doesn't consider his blindness to be a [disability]; to him, it is simply a challenge.
08. He has been physically [disabled] ever since he broke his back in a car accident.
09. James Bond was able to [disable] the bomb just seconds before it was set to explode.
10. The Rick Hansen Institute works to remove barriers that limit people with [disabilities] from reaching their full potential.
11. He has a speech [disability] that makes him almost impossible to understand.
12. Studies show that people with [disabilities] are less likely to engage in regular moderate physical activity than people without [disabilities], yet they have similar needs to promote their health, and prevent unnecessary disease.
13. Lebanon's civil war has left over 75,000 of its people with permanent [disabilities].
14. The intense fires that erupted when the hijacked airliners hit the World Trade Center's twin towers [disabled] the water supply for hoses.
15. It is estimated that as many as 25,000 people in Angola have been permanently [disabled] by landmines.
16. Until recently, people with [disabilities], the very old, animals, street vendors and even pregnant women were never seen in the North Korean capital P'yonggyang.
17. In December of 1984, a gas leak at a pesticide plant near Bhopal, India, killed 3,000 people, and [disabled] thousands.
18. In the 1930s, the Nazis began murdering physically and mentally [disabled] people by gas, lethal injection and forced starvation.
19. A man named Jeff Adams went all the way up the 1,776 stairs to the top of the CN Tower in his wheelchair to illustrate the barriers facing people with [disabilities].
20. Recently, the World Health Organization put stress at the top of the worldwide [disabilities] list.
21. Stress is currently the number one workplace [disability] issue in North America.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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