(Adopted at the 17th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Seventh National Peoples Congress on December 28,1990.)
Chapter 1 General Provisions
Article 1 [Purpose and Basis] This Law is formulated in accordance with the Constitution for the purpose of protecting the lawful rights and interests of, and developing undertakings for disabled persons,and ensuring their equal and full participation in social life and their share of the material and cultural wealth of society.
Article 2 [Definition,Categories and Criteria] A disabled person refers to one who suffers from abnormalities of loss of a certain organ or function, psychologically or physiologically, or in anatomical structure and has lost wholly or in part the ability to perform an activity in the way considered normal.
The term "disabled persons" refers to those with visual, hearing, speech or physical disabilities, mental retardation, mental isorder, multiple disabilities and/or other disabilities.