Disability Related Abbreviations: Full Form and Meaning

List of Abbreviations / Acronyms related with Disability
Abbreviation Full Form / Meaning Comments
PwD Person / People with Disability See the meaning and definition of disability
PwBD Person with Benchmark Disability
OA One Arm Used for indicating disability in one arm
OL One Leg Used for indicating disability in one leg
BA Both Arms Used for indicating disability in both arms
BL Both Legs Used for indicating disability in both legs
BH Both Hands Used for indicating disability in both hands
OAL One Arm One Leg Used for indicating disability in one arm and one leg
BLA Both Legs and Arms Used for indicating disability in both legs and in both arms
BLOA Both Legs One Arm Used for indicating disability in both legs and one arm
CRPD Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
UNCRPD United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities An international treaty to ensure equal rights for PwD around the world.
PH Physically Handicapped
HH Hard of Hearing
VH Visually Handicapped
LV Low Vision
VI Visual Impairment
HI Hearing Impairment
LD
MD
MS Multiple Sclerosis
CP Cerebral Palsy
SCI Spinal Cord Injury
SSA Social Security Administration
SSI Supplemental Security Income, SSA Title XVI/T16
SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance, SSA Title II/T2
TT Text Telephone
TTY Teletypewriter
ADA Americans with Disability Act
RPWD Rights of Persons with Disabilities India and Bangladesh have named their disability related national laws as RPWD Act
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AS Asperger’s Syndrome
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National public health agency of the United States
DD Developmental Disability/Developmentally Delayed
DS Down Syndrome
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorders
VR Virtual Reality
OT Occupational Therapy/Therapist
NIH National Institutes for Health Primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research.
NHS National Health Service National public health agency of the United Kingdom
MH Mental Health
MI Mental Illness
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act It is an American law
ID Intellectual Disability
CRP Community Rehabilitation Program
AT Assistive Technology
ACB American Council of the Blind
SD Severe Disability
SLD
NAB National Association for the Blind A non-government organization in India
AFO Ankle-Foot Orthosis A brace that is used for supporting ankle and foot
KAFO Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis A brace that is used for supporting knee, ankle and foot. For example, Jaipur Foot
HKAFO Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis A brace that is used for supporting hip, knee, ankle and foot
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