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