Comm Eye Health Vol. 26 No. 81 2013 pp 19. Published online 21 May 2013.

Test yourself: Disability and diversity

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This quiz is designed to test your understanding of the concepts covered in the issue, Disability and diversity, and to give you an opportunity to reflect on what you have learnt. These multiple true/false questions were produced in collaboration with the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).

1. Think about your understanding of disability and impairment. Which of the following statements are true and which are false?

a. People with impairments face barriers such as small print they cannot read, or stairs they cannot climb
b. It is helpful to show pity for people with impairments
c. The words ‘disability’ and ‘impairment’ mean more or less the same thing
d. It is better to talk to the person supporting someone who is visually impaired, rather than the person themself

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