A disability can present itself in a range of forms, from a physical impairment to a mental or learning disability. However, the way in which one defines or characterizes a disability is open for debate, as what one individual views as a disability may not necessarily hold true for other individuals with a similar impairment.
Discrepancies still exist between services provided for disabled individuals and disability access. Access to public transport services has been increasing annually since 2004, with 98 percent of buses ensuring disability access in 2018. In Great Britain, access to disability-friendly facilities in gyms and sports clubs did not necessarily prevent individuals from participating in sport. The number of disabled individuals participating in sport has remained relatively stable over the past 10 years, with a high of 1.7 million in October 2012 and 1.73 million in October 2013, also following the success of the London Paralympic games held from August to October 2012.
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