“Persons with disabilities include those who have 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.” (Source: United Nations)
The World Health Organization classifies disabilities into 5 broad categories: Motor disability Sensory disability (visual and auditory) Psychological disability (illnesses affecting personality) Cognitive disability (intellectual disabilities) Disabling illnesses.