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Re: Definitions: impairment, disability and handicap

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 12:13:50 -0400
Message-ID: <3D11FF3E.3040107@w3.org>
To: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <emmanuelle@mi.madritel.es>
CC: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@earthlink.net>, 3WC WAI X-TECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>

Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo wrote:
> Hi Ian,
> 
> In fact, the definitions of the WHO seek not to be based on medical terms
> but covering the social and personal aspects of the disability.
> 
> It is important to use the terms proposed by WHO to avoid confusion and the
> possibility of hurting the sensibility of some people.

I recommend taking this question to the CG again.

  _ Ian


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