Watch our film on what disability is
Disability has a broad meaning. The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the ability to perform day-to-day activities. (Government Equalities Office, 2011). Most of us refer to disability as an individual that uses a wheel chair or is blind or deaf or has some kind of visible evidence that we can see and define.
But disability is also:
Dyslexia, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Heart Attack, Stroke, Stress, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autism, Diabetes, IBS, Cancer, Fatigue, Memory Loss, Mental Health (Anxiety & Depression), Multiple Sclerosis….the list is endless because a disability is something that can be acquired during our lifetime not necessarily something we’re born with.