Physical disability

Deafness and hearing loss

The WHO have updated their factsheet about deafness and hearing loss and key facts in it include: 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss and 32 million of these are children Hearing loss may result from genetic causes, complications at birth, certain infectious diseases, chronic ear infections, the use of particular drugs, exposure to […]

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Hate crimes against people with disabilities

People with disabilities have been excluded from mainstream society for centuries, and still face discrimination, stigmatisation and isolation today. Research by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) shows that violence, harassment and abuse are common experiences for many people with disabilities, creating a formidable barrier to their inclusion and participation in the community. Some key

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