Physical and Sensory Impairment

A local register of people with sensory impairments shows that in 2014 there were 1,726 adults in derby either blind or partially sighted. Over half of these have a severe impairment or are blind.

501 cases are of people aged 18 to 64, which are similar numbers to 2011.

399 of the people with a visual impairment also have other needs which the table beneath shows are predominately physical disabilities.

 Partially sighted

Blind or severe

visual impairment

 
  18 - 64 65 and over 18 - 64 65 and over Total
Deaf with speech 0 5 1 6 12
Deaf without speech 2 1 6 1 10
Hard of hearing 1 7 2 4 14
Physical disabilities 30 111 38 118 297
Mental health 4 5 4 15 28
Learning disabilities 5 1 29 3 38
Total 42 130 80 147 399

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