LITERACY RATE AMONG DISABLED POPULATION- CENSUS 2011:
Disabled people do not receive jobs mainly for two reasons either- they’re not educated enough or because the employer feels that they wouldn’t perform efficiently.Due to this , they remain dependent on their family members and face hindrances in earning enough.Most of them also believe that their inability to financially support their family is a major setback . All this also affects the person internally as they lose their confidence and become insecure. At an all India level, only 36% of the total disabled persons are employed. Among the male disabled persons, 47% are working and among female disabled, only 23% are working.This can be observed in the table below:
EMPLOYMENT AMONG DISABLED PEOPLE – CENSUS 2011:
Disabled people often undergo extensive impediments in finding their soul mate as most of the time they are dependent on their families and taking care of them carries responsibility.At times they are diffident and reticent and find it tough to open up to others. This can be observed through the table below:
MARITAL STATUS OF DISABLED POPULATION – CENSUS 2011
I believe disabled people are beautiful and brave who overcome their difficulties and strive to inspire others. For their betterment,apart from proper implementation and execution of existing schemes, the government should take some steps such as increasing the amount of financial assistance and scholarships , creating awareness about various welfare schemes through television,radio and newspapers, providing appropriate means to make travelling comfortable for them and providing suitable self employment opportunities. Government should also ensure that every child with a disability has access to free education in an appropriate environment until he /she attains 18 years of age. The government should take strict action against those who disrespect and physically or mentally harm disabled people and see that no discrimination takes place.
It comes down to us responsible citizens to support disabled people and apprehend that society’s accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as the physical limitations that flow from actual impairments and that it’s not their DISABILITY , but their ABILITY that counts.