non·​dis·​abled | \ ˌnän-dis-ˈā-bəld How to pronounce nondisabled (audio) , -diz-ˈā- \

Definition of nondisabled

: not affected with a disability : not disabled people with disabilities and their nondisabled peers

Examples of nondisabled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But turnout surged among people with disabilities in 2018, and research has found that if disabled people voted at the same rate as their nondisabled counterparts, there would be 2.35 million more votes. Abigail Abrams, Time, "2020 Presidential Candidates Are Making (Some) Progress On Website Accessibility," 12 Sep. 2019 The episode was a platform for the fab five to teach nondisabled audiences about how integral design is to disabled lives and culture. Alex Haagaard, Quartz, "“Queer Eye” demonstrates how we can show disability, but still fail to represent it," 22 July 2019 Unlike Friedman’s proposed unconditional benefit, however, SNAP requires most working-age, nondisabled beneficiaries to register for work with a state agency and accept any reasonable job offer. Jason Furman, WSJ, "Work Requirements Hurt Poor Families—and Won’t Work," 2 Aug. 2018 If the audience is larger than five people, then the audience certainly includes disabled and nondisabled people; whether Deaf or Hearing; neurodivergent or neurotypical; in chronic pain or, for the present, pain-free. Constance Grady, Vox, "Why Fahrenheit 451 still matters in the e-book era," 12 May 2018 Kentucky’s program would have required nondisabled adults each month to participate in 80 hours of work, job training, education or other volunteer service to remain covered. Phil Galewitz, Washington Post, "Judge Blocks Kentucky Medicaid Work Requirement," 29 June 2018 The 2010 Affordable Care Act spurred 33 states to expand Medicaid to nondisabled adults without children. Phil Galewitz, Washington Post, "5 Things To Know About Medicaid Work Requirements," 14 June 2018 About 9% were nondisabled childless adults ages 18 through 49; their average income was about 33% of the federal poverty level, or $334 per month. Michael Hiltzik,, "With food stamp bill, GOP once again promotes work requirements that don't work," 18 Apr. 2018 These include companion homes, where a person with an intellectual disability moves in with a couple or a family, similar to a foster-care situation, and cluster housing, where clients live in apartment complexes along with nondisabled residents. Josh Kovner,, "Bill Would Encourage Housing Options For Group Home Clients," 23 Mar. 2018

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1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondisabled.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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