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Disability Awareness

15/03/2010 

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is contacted each year by many people studying different aspects of disability as part of their course work or for their own personal development. This factsheet has been written to give some insight into the issues surrounding disability, particularly focusing on the ways in which disability in society today continues to be a barrier to achievement and equality.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 4

WHAT IS A DISABILITY? 4

TYPES OF IMPAIRMENT 6

CULTURAL AND SOCIAL INFLUENCES 7

BARRIERS TO ABILITY 7

LEGISATION AFFECTING DISABLED PEOPLE 9

EDUCATION 11

EMPLOYMENT 12

HOUSING 13

TRANSPORT 14

ACCESS TO LEISURE ACTIVITIES 15

TERMINOLOGY 15

USEFUL ORGANISATIONS 16

BIBLIOGRAPHY 18

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General Information

Submitted by: Ambrose Ivor
Author(s): Disabled Living Foundation
Language(s): EN

Reference

Publisher: Disabled Living Foundation, UK
Date published on the web: 31/12/2006
Source: www.dlf.org.uk

Keyword(s)

Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Transport services

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