Societys attitude toward people with disabilities historical perspective during the past 40 to 50 years there have been numerous changes in our society with respect to the management and treatment of people with disabilities. A negative attitude toward disability is one of the potential barriers for people with disability pwd to achieve social equality although numerous studies have investigated attitudes toward disability few have evaluated personal attitudes toward disability among pwd and made comparisons with attitudes of healthy respondents. Disabilities and 3 strategies for changing unfavorable attitudes toward persons with disabilities of these three areas the first has received the most attention eg chan hedl parker lam chan yu 1988 in assessing attitudes toward persons with disabilities most studies have either measured attitudes toward a single disability. With disabilities a number of researchers have identified employer attitudes toward persons with disabilities as an important factor in the staggering unemployment rate of persons with disabilities blanck 1998 king 1993 smith 1992 although employers attitudes toward individuals with. Changing attitudes towards people with disabilities share tweet share new york united states of america 3 december 2012 stigma ignorance neglect superstition and communication barriers are among the social factors that explain the discrimination and isolation from society that children with disabilities face
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