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Could severity of a stammer/stutter be classified as disabled?

Arthur
Arthur Member Posts: 7 Listener
Thoughts please.

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  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,384 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes.

    There are some special provisions under the Act that cover, for example, progressive conditions and past disabilities. In defining 'normal day-to-day activities' the DDA states that at least one of the following areas must be badly affected:

    • Mobility
    • Manual dexterity
    • Physical coordination
    • Continence
    • Ability to lift, carry or move everyday objects
    • Speech, hearing or eyesight
    • Memory or ability to concentrate, learn or understand
    • Understanding of the risk of physical danger.

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