Disability Students Corner
There are an estimated 16 million people with disabilities in Bangladesh, or 10% of the country's population. In 2004,
the prevalence of disability was about 6% among those below the age of 18 and about 14% among those above that age. People in Bangladesh
living with disabilities are entitled to government support, but programs have been limited in scope and restricted to urban areas, and the
question of disability has not been integrated into general development programs. In response, NGOs such as the Centre for Disability in
Development have moved to provide assistance to people with disabilities.