Disability is a part of human condition. Almost everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in life and those who survive to old age will experience increasing difficulties in functioning. A person’s environment has a huge impact on the experience and extent of disability environments also create disability by creating barriers to participation and inclusion. These are examples of the possible negative impact of the environment;
A deaf individual without a sign language interpreter.
A wheelchair user in a building without an accessible bathroom.
Health is also also affected by environmental factors such as; safe water and sanitation, nutrition, poverty,working conditions, climate and access to health care. The environment can or may be changed to improve outcomes for persons with disabilities.
The disability experience results from interaction of health conditions. Personal factors varies greatly. People with disabilities are more likely to be unemployed and generally earns less even when employed. The amount of actual disability experienced by a person will depend on the nature of environment that is whether the environment is positive enabling for the condition.
Sometimes people with disabilities stay in houses which have poor lighting, too much noise, crowds, cold temperatures, too much rain, steep hills etc.
Impairments pose a certain degree of difficulty to disabled, however the impact of environment is the major cause of disability.health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health so as to reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well being.
through my research i learnt that men and women with disability can and want to be productive members of society. in both developing and developed countries, promoting more inclusive societies and employment opportunities for people with disabilities, they also require improved access to basic education, vocational training relevant to labour markets and jobs suited to their skills, interests and abilities. we should also make the physical enviroment more accessible providing information, and challenging attitude.