The term is also used by disability rights activists and their supporters to refer to those who function "normally" in society and do not have an outward physical disability. It is often noted by these activists that "able-bodied" is, for each individual who is able-bodied, always temporary.
Got Game: Disabled Sports Programs Still Have a Long Way to Go before They Get the Same Respect and Resources as Those for Their Able-Bodied Counterparts
Jan 25, 2007; MARY ALLISON MILFORD'S LIFE SOUNDS LIKE that of a typical college athlete. At least, it does on the surface. Three-hour workouts...