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Ethical benefit

  • As the legal context has changed, so has the ethical context and it is becoming increasingly difficult to justify excluding someone on the basis of assumptions linked with a medical label.
  • There are links between sight and hearing loss and other equality issues; for example people from black and ethnic minority communities are more at risk of diseases which lead to sight loss than white British people, and nearly two thirds of people living with sight loss are women. Ensuring you are providing services which are inclusive of D/deaf, blind and partially sighted people therefore reduces the double jeopardy in which some people can find themselves.

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