13 Jan '12, 10am

Singaporeans more accepting of people with disabilities: Survey

Singaporeans more accepting of people with disabilities: Survey

Singaporeans today are more accepting of people with disabilities as part of the community, workplace and everyday life. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA Singaporeans today are more accepting of people with disabilities as part of the community, workplace and everyday life. This is according to findings by the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD), which conducted a nationwide survey to gather the public's perception towards people with disabilities. This study, which mirrors an earlier survey conducted in 2009, is part of the SPD's on-going 'I Accept' campaign which aims to encourage members of the public to accept people with disabilities as equal members of the society. Key findings include a considerable improvement in the public's perceived barriers in communicating with people with disabilities. 25.3 per cent of the respondents indicated that they think it is harder to...

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