BARRIERS TO ABILITY| Seek Ability not Disability:

Disabled people discuss that if attitudes towards them, the manner physical environments are premeditated and the mode where society is organized were changed, and then the effect of their impairments would be reduced, giving them a reasonable chance of equality. What can be improved and how?

Removing barriers

The environment:

Both the internal and external atmosphere can be changed to provide better access and improved facilities for disabled people. New public buildings should be designed to meet the necessities of the Building Regulations. Set out strategies on entrances; internal space, for example doorways and corridors; access to other floors within a building; WC facilities etc. Existing buildings should be reformed wherever possible. Outside, deliberation of the requirements of disabled people would include, for instance integrating dropped Kerbs at crossings; providing tangible pavement for blind and partially sighted people; locating street furniture in places where it is not going to be an hindrance, and highlighting it by using color disparity; including parking spaces that are close to conveniences and that are broader to permit wheelchair access; providing public toilets that are wheelchair accessible. Good and attentive design is of assistance to all people, not just those with disabilities.

The arrangement of our society:

As concern our society, to a certain extent, society prescriptions how we live our lives. We have directions, protocols and procedures that are based on custom and are very infrequently questioned. We adapt because we do not want to be different but, sometimes, these traditional ethics make it problematic for disabled people to appropriate in. For example, in the work setting, a company may have strict rules on how the working week is planned – the day may start with a briefing period, making it tough for a disabled person who needs additional time in the morning to get dressed and to the office – to attend. But, if the employer introduced fix time and arranged meetings for the middle of the working day, the disabled person would not have any trouble joining.

Access to facts and figures:

We depend on on written substantial for academic studies and in our day-to-day lives to articulate us what time the buses are running and how our kitchen appliances function. This information is only convenient and useful to people who can read and/or understand what they are reading. To assist people with disabilities, information should be available in plain English, large print and Braille and on audio cassette or via a speech synthesizer. People who are incapable to hear the verbal word should have access to a sign language interpreter, or subtitles if the material is on monitor screen.

Attitudinal barriers: 

Several people have pre-conceived concepts about what disabled people are like, possibly because they have had slight interaction with them in the past. This can lead to condescending outlooks or prejudice because they have not familiar that a disabled person takes extensive to do something or fatigue more easily. People may habitually embrace a unfair attitude by making an indecent supposition that a disabled person would not be as capable as a non-disabled person. For this reason disabled themselves should spread awareness in the society.


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Assalm-o-Alaikum: How are You Dear Friends! My name is Zafar Ullah Khan. I am the Person with Special Needs. I am interested in Blogging, Articles writing, web content writer, and MS-office applications. I have Master degree in Political science and Graduate degree in Economics.
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