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Physical Challenges of Uniquely-Abled People in Developing Countries

Uniquely-abled people in developing countries face several physical challenges in life. They face difficulties to access various facilities. For instance, they are often not able to maneuver buildings because of the discriminatory manner in which these structures are built. Even in buildings that have the uniquely-abled friendly equipment, these people require extra assistance to maneuver.

Increasing Awareness about Unique Abilities in the Workplace

Many developing countries don’t offer affordable public transport to uniquely-abled people. Some modern-day buses, however, do have special foldable seats. But the way these vehicles are designed, ingress and egress for uniquely-abled persons, is also a challenge.

Uniquely-abled persons also face challenges in using lavatories, especially in places that have no modern amenities. Many have to be escorted to the washrooms and even needs help to sit.

Unavailability of appliances like artificial limbs or wheelchairs is often a big hindrance to the mobility of the uniquely-abled. In some places, they have to be carried on the back of another person while moving from one place to another.

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Most of the Uniquely-abled persons can’t successfully participate in sports and games. In majority of the developing and underdeveloped countries, there’s not much opportunity for this section of the population to carry out sporting activities. Those who have indeed made a mark, despite their physical challenges, are usually considered lucky. They have access to special equipment and appliances that help them participate. But most of these equipment are very expensive and not many people can afford. It thus becomes a pipedream because of their poor economic status.

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Prabuddha Neogi

Foodie, lazy, bookworm, and internet junkie. All in that order. Loves to floor the accelerator. Mad about the Himalayas and its trekking trails. Former life forester. Also an occasional writer and editor

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