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People with disabilities not only find it hard to take care of their personal health but also are denied the services. These two barriers make it even harder for these people to lead a normal life. It is almost impossible for those with missing limbs to do physical exercise or work to have the money to eat a balanced diet.
These include aspects such as: a physical environment that is not accessible, lack of relevant assistive technology (assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices), negative attitudes of people towards disability, services, systems and policies that are either nonexistent or that hinder the involvement of all people with a health condition in all areas of life.” 1
Policy barriers are frequently related to a lack of awareness or enforcement of existing laws and regulations that require programs and activities be accessible to people with disabilities.2 Examples of policy barriers include: Denying qualified individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in or benefit from federally funded programs, services, or other benefits; Denying individuals with disabilities access to programs, services, benefits, or opportunities to participate as a result of physical barriers; and