About physical and sensory impairments
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.
|Sensory impairment||Partially sighted - age 18 - 64||Partially sighted - age 65 and over||Blind or severe visual impairment - age 18 - 64||Blind or severe visual impairment - age 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|