The breakdowns cover those who have difficulty seeing, hearing, walking, speaking and recalling information. It also includes people who are unable to take care of themselves. Interestingly, depression is considered a disability and is the most common among those under the age of 60 years.
Margaret Chan, current head of the World Health Organization, mentions that “almost every one of us will be permanently or temporarily disabled at some point in life.” As mentioned previously in this space, universally design solutions help everyone regardless of where they reside on the continuum of human competence.
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