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<u>Barriers:</u>

  • Barriers to communication for people with disability involve anything that affects reading, writing, hearing, speaking, and understanding. In most cases, the disabled are left out in the visual, audio, interpretations of messages, signing, mobility which hinders their performance to the day to day activities.
  • Physical barriers point to any objects or structures that prevents or blocks mobility and access by the disabled.
  • Social barriers to disability are related to where someone grows up, learns and works – their employment, education, income and safety in the homes.
  • Attitude (perception, stigma, stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice) of what its like to live, work with a disabled person always makes it difficult for someone with disability to be able to participate in everyday life.

 Addressing the barriers:

  • Advocacy in the different sectors etc for implementation of the policy set in place as a method for inclusion for the disabled
  • Dissemination on the category of disability as a meaningful term of identity
  • Additional targeted and specific programming needs to be put in place to address and reduce the equity gap experienced by the people with disabilities.
  • Intervention strategies must consider that inequity between disabled and non-disabled populations is not static but dynamic. Intervention must work towards closing the existing gaps