What is Disability

Disability does not just mean someone who uses a wheelchair. The DDA defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

This is a wide definition and can include:

  • People who are blind or partially sighted, or deaf or hard of hearing, or who have heart conditions.
  • People with epilepsy, or who have problems with continence, people who have insulin-dependent diabetes, or who have a learning disability.
  • People with Down's syndrome, or with dyslexia, or who have arthritis.
  • People who have mental health problems, or are wheelchair users, or have restricted height.
(Source: Dept of Health)


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Invisible Disability






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