Disabilities around the World
Clichés, facts and figures about people with special needs. In this category find out about disabilities around the world.
What is the difference between intellectual disability, mental disability and psychiatric disability? How many blind people and low-vision people are in your country? Go beyond clichés about deaf and heard-of-hearing people.
Get to know more about disabled people. You will be surprised!
Currently in Australia, it has been estimated that approximately 357,000 people are either blind or experience some form of vision impairment. This number has been projected to increase to 564,000 by 2030. Taking into consideration these statistics, how can the City of Brisbane improve street navigation of people living with some form of visual limitation?
When street works and road works impact the road network, the design of accessible routes is essential to ensure that everyone, whether disabled or not, can move safely.
Technological breakthroughs can do miracles. For the 466 million people worldwide having disabling hearing loss (WHO), smartphones have become an essential tool to facilitate social interaction due to speech perception.
Ensuring urban mobility for all is a major challenge. The sidewalks that we walk every day without difficulty can be a source of anxiety and factor of social withdrawal for the most fragile people.
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