Barriers to Accessing Services by People with Disabilities in Nigeria: Insights from a Qualitative StudyJournal of Educational and Social Research
- People with disabilities - Nigeria,
- People with disabilities
AbstractThis article examines the experiences of people with disabilities in Nigeria and specifically the barriers they encounter in accessing various services in the country based on the framework of the social model of disability. Qualitative methods were utilized in the data collection and interpretation. The results indicated that people with disabilities in the country encounter a plethora of barriers in accessing various important services. These obstacles to accessing essential services deprive people with disabilities the opportunity to acquire services that would enhance the development of their potential and leading productive and contributing lives. These barriers to accessing services and the implications of strategies that could ameliorate these adverse conditions are discussed.
Citation InformationEleweke, C. Jonah; Ebenso, Jannine (2016). Barriers to Accessing Services by People with Disabilities in Nigeria: Insights from a Qualitative Study. Journal of Educational and Social Research, v. 6, n. 2, p. 113.