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On December 3, 1992, the United Nations first recognized the International Day for People with Disabilities. 
 
More than a billion people live with disabilities such as blindness, deafness, or the inability to walk. People with disabilities often lack equal access to employment, legal support, health care, or educational opportunities.
 
On this day, communities around the world work to improve infrastructure to allow greater access by people with disabilities. In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for instance, the city holds an employment workshop for businesses and the disabled community. The workshop provides ideas for how businesses can accommodate employees who may be disabled. Other events focus on raising awareness. In Pakistan, for instance, events celebrate the educational, technological, and artistic contributions to society made by members of the disabled community.
access
Noun

ability to use.

accommodate
Verb

to provide or satisfy.

blindness
Noun

inability to see.

community
Noun

group of organisms or a social group interacting in a specific region under similar environmental conditions.

deaf
Adjective

unable to hear.

developing world
Noun

nations with low per-capita income, little infrastructure, and a small middle class.

disability
Noun

physical or psychological handicap.

employment
Noun

job or work.

facility
Noun

a building or room that serves a specific function.

hire
Verb

to employ, or put to work for money or other goods.

impair
Noun

to weaken or diminish in value.

improve
Verb

to make something more valuable.

inclusion
Noun

process or state of being part of a whole.

infrastructure
Noun

structures and facilities necessary for the functioning of a society, such as roads.

intellectual
Adjective

having to do with knowledge, or a knowledgeable person.

mental
Adjective

having to do with the mind or brain.

obstacle
Noun

something that slows or stops progress.

physical
Adjective

having to do with the body.

recognize
Verb

to identify or acknowledge.

sustainable development
Noun

human construction, growth, and consumption that can be maintained with minimal damage to the natural environment.

technology
Noun

the science of using tools and complex machines to make human life easier or more profitable.

United Nations
Noun

international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.

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