Claire and Cherry Pie

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Disability – What’s in a name?

How do you define Disability, what does it mean to you and why? I mostly saw disability through the eyes of an able person with little experience of that world until I realised I belonged in that world. I thought disability would be obvious; there would be things like mobility aids, Auslan interpreters, white-tipped canes and service dogs - I thought that disability was something you could see, which meant that chronic illness was illness, not disability.