Persons with disabilities refers to persons who identify themselves as experiencing difficulties in carrying out the activities of daily living or experience disadvantage in employment, and who may require some accommodation, because of a long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.
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United Nations, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Online: http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml (Retrieved on August 7, 2014)