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International: Great variation in nations’ perceptions of people with learning difficulties

Posted 04/07-11 at 18.10

Gallup has carried out surveys in 112 countries (2010) on perceptions of how receptive people feel their communities are to those with learning difficulties. More than half of adults (55%) who replied said the city or area where they live is a good p ...

UK: Hostile attitudes towards disabled people on the rise

Posted 19/05-11 at 12.55

A survey has shown that since the government launched its benefits reform disabled people have faced growing public antagonism. A majority of those questioned reported that they experienced hostility, discrimination and physical attacks from stra ...

USA: Photo history of disability movement on show in Chicago

Posted 28/11-10 at 00.28

More than 25 years of the work of ADAPT, the militant arm of the disability rights movement in the US, is chronicled in a photo exhibition the opens this week at Chicago's Center for Independent Living. ...

International: Disabled people happy and unhappy about how they are portrayed in the media

Posted 23/10-10 at 15.54

Last summer [2010], a worldwide online survey of disabled people was done to find out what they think about how they are represented in the media. ...

UK: The Invisibles: disabled people in Britain

Posted 10/09-10 at 02.13

A poll commissioned by disability charity Scope has shown that: Nearly 40% of people (who are not disabled and do not have a disabled family member) don't know any disabled people. 90% of Britons have never had a disable ...

DUBAI: Poll finds negative views about disabled people to be widespread

Posted 13/08-10 at 23.51

More than 50% of those surveyed in a recent poll felt that disabled people are not capable of making moral decisions, that they are child like and have a deviant personality. Disabled people were not, therefore, considered to be capable of assumin ...

UK: Negative stereotyping of people with learning difficulties widespread

Posted 19/07-10 at 10.23

A third of the 1,100 adults surveyed in a poll carried out by the charity Turning Point said that people with learning difficulties couldn't live independently or hold down jobs, while almost a quarter imagined they would be living in care homes. ...

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