[PDF] World report on disability

World Health Organization
World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date:
31 August 2011



Across the world, people with disabilities have poorer health outcomes, lower education  achievements, less economic participation and higher rates of poverty than people without  disabilities. This is partly because people with disabilities experience barriers in accessing  services that many of us have long taken for granted, including health, education, employment,  and transport as well as information. These difficulties are exacerbated in less advantaged  communities.