Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities!

Katie Howard 2017

Katie Howard
Consultant, Assurity Consulting
2nd December 2020

Today, 27 years on, 15% of the world’s population are living with some form of disability, according to the World Bank. Disability awareness is extremely prevalent today, especially in the United Kingdom as ‘disability’ is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. However, awareness still needs to be improved as individuals are still being discriminated against, whether it is direct or in-direct.

Research carried out in 2018, stated that 22% of the United Kingdom’s population had some form of disability; which roughly equated to 1 in 5 people, demonstrating that every individual in the UK had a connection with someone had a disability.

Having a good awareness around equality, diversity, inclusivity and accessibility is important as often the biggest barriers individuals with disabilities face are from other people. Therefore, as a company, we are passionate about delivering Disability and Equality Awareness training – tailoring it on the use of correct etiquette, and how to inform users on the facilities and assistance that are available for them. Also, equally as important we explain the history surrounding the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 and the transition into the Equality Act 2010. For further details of our accessibility services, click here.