Monday, June 13, 2011
A World of Disability
"15% of the world's population is disabled."
"Some 785 million people have a significant physical or mental disability, including about 5 percent of children."
"Problems are worsened by poverty and dozens of other variables, including stigma, architectural barriers, lack of legal protection, the cost of devices and assistance, and the lack of knowledge by others (especially health professionals) about how to interact with disabled people."
Check out this June 9th article from the Washinton Post for more info....