Who would you picture if you were told someone had a disability??

Would it be one of these people?

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Only 17 per cent of disabled people were born with disabilities.
Fewer than 8% of disabled people use a wheelchair but more than half (52 per cent) of people assume disabilities are physical.

 There are 9.4 million disabled people in England, accounting for 18 per cent of the population
 45 per cent are males
 55 per cent are females
 The North East of England has the highest proportion of disabled people, accounting for 22 per cent of the population
Census – 2011

 The prevalence rate of disability rises with age − around 1 in 20 children are disabled, compared to around 1 in 5 working age adults, and almost 1 in 2 people over state pension age

Office for Disability Issues, updated Department for Work and Pensions estimates based on Family Resources survey 2009/10

 Only 17 per cent of disabled people were born with disabilities. The majority acquire their disability during their working lives.
 Less than 8 per cent of disabled people use wheelchairs. The majority of impairments are not visible
 Disability is strongly related to age
 2.1 per cent of 16-19 year olds
 31 per cent of 50-59 years;
 78 per cent of people aged 85 or over
 People are more likely to become disabled if they have a low income, are out of work or have low educational qualification
Papworth Trust disability facts and figures 2010

 38 per cent of people believe disabled people are a burden on society
 28 per cent of people believe there is Ill feeling around the perceived extra support given to disabled people (28 per cent
 More than a quarter (27 per cent) of people think disabled people are treated differently because there is a lack of knowledge around disability
 Nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) of people have admitted they avoid disabled people because they don’t know how to act around them
 More than half (52 per cent) of people assume disabilities are physical
 Only 7 per cent of people would consider mental disability when told that a person is disabled
 Only 26 per cent of people class facial disfigurement as a disability
 More than a third (34 per cent) don’t consider hearing loss to be a disability.
BT – ‘Ready, Willing and Disabled Event 2011

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