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