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Wheelchair Users In Uk (United Kingdom) - Assignment Example
Wheelchair users are obviously different people from the normal ones so definitely their needs and demands and living style is bit different then those of normal ones. It is very important to take special care for disabled person because they can not rely on their own.
We can not make an accurate guess about the statistics of wheelchair users in any country. We can just make a rough estimate of it. This can be done by conducting surveys at public level, surveys of companies like insurance companies, disabled person charity groups etc. According to one survey the estimated number of wheelchair users is as follows. Survey held by (National Prosthetic & Wheelchair Services Report=20 (1993-1996).
This is the statistics which tells us that about 1.5% of the total population of UK are disabled persons who uses wheelchair. And almost near about 20,000 new users each year. Almost 28 % of the disabled people are under 60 who use wheelchair and other 72% are above 60 mostly old aged persons are included in this category.
It is very difficult for the wheelchair user to move towards toilet because the normal toilet seat is almost 8' lower then the seat of wheelchair. For this purpose they need any assistance to sit properly on the toilet to use it .Due to the height difference it becomes difficult for the disabled person to move their body weights up wards when transferring between the toilet and the wheelchair. But unfortunately any such equipment has not been yet designed in care of disabled people. It is complicated procedure for the wheelchair users to sit on the toilet and get back to their wheelchair. ...