Acceptance of Disability: A perspective from people with disability

Gurmit Kaur, Tan Peck Leong

Abstract


Perceptions of people with disability(PWDs) is pertinent to enable PWDs to integrate into the mainstream society. This study examines the perception of PWDs on acceptance of disability by PWDS themselves and by the public and its association with the demographic factors. The findings show besides inadequate infrastructure and support system, PWDs with lower qualification perceives a low acceptance of disability by the public. Given this, a well-structured inclusive special education together with an adequate infrastructure is essential to have a higher perception of acceptance of disability and for PWDS to participate in the economy.

Keywords: people with disability; acceptance; perception; disability.

eISSN 2398-4295 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 


Keywords


people with disability; acceptance; perception; disability.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21834/ajbes.v3i10.75

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