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Barriers to Accessing Services by People with Disabilities in Nigeria: Insights from a Qualitative Study
Journal of Educational and Social Research
  • C. Jonah Eleweke, Portland State University
  • Jannine Ebenso, Leprosy Mission International
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-1-2016
Subjects
  • People with disabilities - Nigeria,
  • People with disabilities
Abstract

This 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.

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Article can be found online at: http://www.mcser.org/journal/index.php/jesr/article/view/9155/8841

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DOI
10.5901/jesr.2016.v6n2p113
Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17260
Citation Information
Eleweke, 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.