People with disabilities face many barriers every-day from physical obstacles in building to a systematic barrier in employment and civic programes. yet, often the most difficult barriers to overcome are attitudes other people carry regarding people with disabilities. some people are uncomfortable talking with people with disabilities because they are afraid of offending them and saying something wrong. one basic question many people have is; what is the appropriate terminology, for example disability,impairment or handicap?. the most important thing to know when interacting  with disabled people is to understand that they are still human being. some prefer different terms, some get very upset about accessibility  barriers and lash out at those responsible some are very patient with accessibility  barriers  and are appreciative and supportive of people and organizations that are trying to fix barriers.

as people grow older there is an increased tendency to develop conditions that cause disability. this strong relationship between age and disability is evident in that younger people are less likely to report disability than older people. people with disabilities often suffer from more than long-term condition atone time, any number of which contribute to restrictions in being able to every day task. mental health problems and mental illness are among the greatest causes of disability. people affected by mental health problems often have high levels of morality, experiencing poorer general health and higher rates of death , deaths due to heart stroke and vascular disease have declined over the last decades because of better prevention, treatment and greater awarness of risk.

Barriers to moving into work and staying in work; for example returning to work after a period of sickness is different and difficult for people with disability. we need to work with this  people who experience these barriers to identify solutions that will work. in hospitals disabled women are used as models for trainee doctors, without asking them for their permission. many disabled women are deprived of their rights as citizens and this way society is also deprived of their abilities and knowledge when their access to education is prohibited or restricted the encouragement they receive from their family to obtain a normal education is practically non-existent and as a result the level of illiteracy in disabled people is higher than abled people. there are  a range of significant barriers that prevent people with disabilities from seeking access to justice and relevant services because they are not  accessible or disability friendly

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Hey Trizah,

This is some eye-opening research! It's horrible that people with disabilities are taken advantage of (like you state in your last paragraph). In what places of the world are these actions taking place? Does a country's development have any direct or indirect correlation to the maltreatment of people with disabilities (especially, women)? What are some ways to encourage full participation from those with disabilities? I suggest you take a look into this, and maybe you'll find something you'd like to add to your next round of research.


Great work!

Hey Trizah

That's a very shameful thing that a fit person uses the challenged for personal development and without payment.In second and third world countries,this has been the case for long since day one because they are unable to work nor take part in community development or even can't plead for themselves against all these odds.Thanks allot for the classes you've taken us through in Butterflyeffect.

 Hey Trizah! 

 Your topic is super relevant today on so many levels. It's so sad how people with disabilities are taken advantage of like you mentioned. It's also interesting how the treatment of these people has changed over time, depending on certain factors. Perhaps that could be something to look into. 

 Neat research! 

Hey Trizah

Needless to say, there are many people across the world who are greatly faced by various forms of disability and the stigma behind this is too much. At the same time, there are many governmental and non governmental organizations that have tirelessly tried to create a conducive environment of healthy living to the disabled as well as educating the society on the importance of accepting all disabled persons. However, I want to believe that the best is yet to be done, as you have clearly put it in your research. I tend to feel that failure to accept the disabled by treating them as subhumans is another kind of "disability" which is affecting the able persons. From what you have found out, age is a factor that closely relates to the number of deaths of the disabled persons, which I believe could be caused by external or internal causes. Hopefully the link below can help you.


That is a great area to deal with TRIZAH.

 i agree we should learn to treat them equally because they should enjoy the same right as we do.its really a very bad way to treat them as models when they are are sick just because they cant fight for their own rights.currently Kenya is improving on the rights and privileges that they get from the government and the community.i would suggest you try basing your research on  facts and some history.


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