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Acting reasonably: making ‘reasonable adjustments’ for people with disabilities

Senior nurses have an important role in raising disability awareness

Senior nurses have an important role in raising disability awareness

There are about 13 million people with a disability in the UK. According to the Equality Act 2010, a person is regarded as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on their ability to complete usual daily activities.

Capital suggestion: the significance of 'Deaf' and 'deaf'
  • The term Deafness, with a capital D, is used in reference to people who consider themselves to be culturally Deaf . They are most likely profoundly Deaf and do not consider themselves to be disabled, but rather part of a minority group with its own history, culture and linguistics
  • Small d deafness refers to someone who was probably once a hearing person
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