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Defining Disability is an essential social, legal, and political issue. The definition should provide Disabled people access to civil rights that guarantee full and equal citizenship. Unfortunately, there is no universal definition. Disability is contextual and how it is perceived and defined changes depending on the context it is viewed in. The lack of a clear and consistent definition of Disability has resulted in many legal definitions that are ineffective and unenforced. Without a clear definition, Disabled people continue to experience widespread inequities, exclusion, and human rights violations.