Losing the label – the disabled people you didn’t know you knew

Losing the label – the disabled people you didn’t know you knew

Speaking as a lawyer, you might expect me to give you the definition of disability in the Equality Act or the percentage of people in the UK who are classed as disabled. While the definition in the law isn’t perfect, it certainly isn’t the worst I’ve seen.

But I must admit that I find the percentages rather more difficult to work with. I know that as a lawyer I should be good with numbers – but still I can’t picture the 13% or 19% of the UK population who are considered to be disabled, because I am unable to picture a group of 13.3 million disabled people.

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