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Module 4 (Disabilities Rights) - Academic


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access
(n.) the right to enter a place or use something
accessibility
(n.) how easy or difficult it is to enter a place or use something
accessible
(adj.) easy to enter or use
achieve
(v.) to successfully complete something
acquire
v. obtain
adapt
(v.) to adjust or change to suit conditions
affect
v. to do something that produces an effect or change
alternative
n. something you can choose to do or use instead of something else
area
(n.) a particular part of a country, town, etc.
assessment
n. a judgement you make about a person or situation
attitude
(n.) the opinions and feelings you have about something
authority
n. the power you have because of your official position
automatic
adj. related to a machine that works by itself
available
(adj.) something is able to be used / easy to get
civil
adj. the people who live in a country
communication
n. the process by which people exchange information or express their thoughts and feelings
community
(n.) a group of people who share something, e.g. same interests or same home
comprehensive
adj. including all details or problems
comprise
v. be made up of
consist
(v.) to be formed from two or more things or people
construct
v. to build something such as a house, bridge, road etc
contact
v. to communicate by writing or phone
crucial
(adj.) of supreme importance, decisive, critical
decade
(n.) a period of 10 years
define
(v.) to explain exactly the meaning of a word or idea
definition
n. a phrase or sentence that says exactly what a word, phrase, or idea means
demonstrate
v. to protest or support something in public with a lot of other people
demonstration
n. an event at which a large group of people meet to protest or to support something in public
design
v. to plan or develop something for a specific purpose
discriminate
v. to treat a person or group differently from another in an unfair way
discrimination
n. the practice of treating one person or group differently from another in an unfair way
diversity
(n.) the fact of including many different types of people or things
elimination
n. the removal or destruction of something
emerge
(v.) to appear or come out from somewhere
ensure
v. to guarantee or make certain
environment
n. the people and things that are around you in your life, for example the buildings you use, the people you live or work with
equip
v. to provide a person or place with the things that are needed for a particular kind of activity
evolve
(v.) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
exclusion
n. the state of being left out
expert
n. someone who has a special skill or special knowledge of a subject
facilities
n. tools, equipment, or rooms that people can use
federal
(adj.) a single national government which makes decisions for a country
finally
(adv.) after a long time
focus
v. to give special attention to one particular person or thing
goal
n. something you hope to achieve in the future
identify
v. to recognize and correctly name someone or something
ideology
n. a set of beliefs which influence people's behavior
ignorance
n. lack of knowledge or information about something
implication
n. a possible future effect or result of an action, event, decision etc
impose
v. to force someone to have the same ideas, beliefs as you
inaccessible
adj. difficult or impossible to enter or use
individually
adv. separately, not together in a group
individual
(n.) a single person
initiative
n. an important new plan or process to achieve a particular aim or to solve a particular problem
issue
(n.) a subject or problem discussed by many people
label
v. to use a word or phrase to describe someone or something, but often unfairly or incorrectly
legislation
(n.) a law or laws
mental
(adj.) relating to the mind (brain) or thinking
minority
(n.) a group of people of a different race, religion, or sexuality than the majority
modification
n. a small change made in something such as a design, plan, or system
monitor
v. to carefully watch and check a situation in order to see how it changes over a period of time
normal
adj. usual, typical, or expected
occupation
(n.) a job, profession, or career
occupied
adj. busy doing something
occur
v. happen
oriented
adj. giving a lot of time, effort, or attention to one particular thing
outcome
n. the final result
overall
adv. considering or including everything
participant
n. one who takes part
participatory
adj. involving everyone
physical
adj. related to the body
physically
adv. in relation to the body
primary
(adj.) most important
prior to
(adj.) before
process
(n.) a slow or gradual event that results in a change
professional
n. someone who works in a job that needs special education and training, such as a doctor
promote
v. encourage or help something/someone to develop
regional
adj. related to a particular area of a country
region
n. a large area of a country or of the world
regulation
(n.) official rules or orders
require
(v.) to need something
resource
(n.) something useful, such as land, oil, minerals, trees, etc.
section
n. a separate part of a law
secure
(v.) to protect something or make it safe
series
n. several events or actions of a similar type that happen one after the other
significant
adj. very important
similar
adj. alike in some ways, but not exactly the same
similarly
adv. in the same way
seek
(v.) to try to get something
specific
adj. detailed and exact
status
n. legal or social position
target
v. to choose a particular person or place to do something to
traditional
(adj.) following ideas that have existed for a long time, instead of doing something new or different
transit
n. a public system for moving people from place to place
transport
v. to take goods, people etc from one place to another in a vehicle
transportation
(n.) a system for carrying people or things from one place to another place
violation
n. an action that breaks a law or rule
visible
adj. something that can be seen
welfare
n. the health and happiness of people
whereas
(conj.) used to say that although something is true of one thing, it is not true of another