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Disability and barriers in Kenya

Lisbet Grut, Joyce Olenja and Benedicte Ingstad

in Disability and poverty

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9781847428851
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302063 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.003.0009
Disability and barriers in Kenya

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People with impairments encounter many barriers in their daily life. This chapter describes the variety of barriers and looks at how the collected sum of many barriers influences access to what is considered essential and indispensable for all humans: healthcare services and education. It describes some of the mechanisms that create and maintain a difficult life in a resource-poor context by describing the particular challenges people living in poverty with disabilities encounter. The chapter also describes some of the given options of coping with these challenges. It argues that a family perspective should direct actions that are implemented in order to reduce barriers, as well as to develop coping strategies.

Keywords: Kenya; healthcare services; education; disabled people; coping strategies

Chapter.  8978 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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