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.








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hello Trizah

You are actually doing a very nice work since each n everybody is able to understand the situations that people with disability pass through in our society. Basically the government is supposed to cater for them and I will thank the non governmental organisation for taking part. You have arranged your work well and continue with the spirit since am much eager to see your next research. 


                                                                                                 Nice time Trizah.

Hey Trizah,

Great research on environmental barriers for people with disabilities! I find it very inspirational that they are able to overcome this minor set back and be active members of society. Sadly, not everyone around the world receives fair treatment and good accessible ramps, but we can change that. By continuing your research, you are helping people become more informed on the topic. Perhaps, researching and talking to different people in different countries they could explain their lifestyle the the specific barriers they face due the environment they live in. For example, in a developing country where roads are being built, it must be extremely hard for someone in a wheelchair to travel around on sand, dirt, gravel of a different road alternative. By hearing different peoples opinions and perspectives, you could build up new questions and write more rounds of research on this important topic. Anyways Im looking forward to reading your next round of research!

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