Survey: many steer clear of the disabled

One in three Danes prefer to keep their distance to a person with a disability, while half say they would choose not to sit next to someone with an obvious mental illness at a restaurant, acording to a Social Afairs Ministry survey.

The disabled themselves say they experience that people either steer clear of them when they meet on the street or leave an extra table between them at restaurants.

However, many also said it appeared that people often gave them extra room out of unnecessary courtesy. An estimated 17 percent of Danes have some form of physical disability. 

DR Nyheder

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