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The concept of human existence has its basis connected to the notions of abilities. Ability is something an individual can do while anything an individual can do is called inability. Disability can be defined as an inability to perform some cognitive function that unimpaired persons can undertake (Kitcher, 1996). Disability can be related to a handicap or an inability. Disability does not, however, mean one is totally capable of performing some tasks.
The more a person loses some of his abilities the more dehumanized they become. This is because many aspects of life tend to be so different, especially if one became disabled through artificial means like accidents. It could be hard to cope with the fast world, and so there have been improvements in technology that are mainly aimed at reducing the difference between what a person without disabilities can do and what their disabled counterparts cannot. This has helped a lot as there is less parity at places of work, as the disabled can now do things just like any other person without disability (Kitcher, 1996).
Being disabled limits the ability of a person to do so many things that others could otherwise do with relatively ease. Dealing with it is not easy; therefore technologists had to come up with tools and gadgets that have helped such people increase their abilities. These include crutches, hearing aids and braille. These make people not to put in efforts to fight their disability and instead get comfortable with the developed gadgets. These contribute greatly to the dehumanization of the human body, as they end up being part of their existence (Kitcher, 1996).
Kitcher, Philip. The lives to come: the genetic revolution and human possibilities. New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 1996. Print.