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Disability and povertyA global challenge$
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Arne H. Eide and Benedicte Ingstad

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428851

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.001.0001

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Disability and barriers in Kenya

Disability and barriers in Kenya

(p.153) Eight Disability and barriers in Kenya
Disability and poverty

Lisbet Grut

Joyce Olenja

Benedicte Ingstad

Policy Press

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

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