Some international studies have estimated that up to 40% of all people with disabilities have invisible disabilities. Over 90% of people with chronic medical conditions live with a condition that is invisible. These people do not use a cane or any visible assistive device and appear as if they do not have a medical condition. Although the disability creates a challenge for the person who has it, the reality of the disability can be difficult for others to recognize or acknowledge.
People living with invisible disabilities face many barriers as they go about their daily lives. With this booklet, we will shed some light on them and how best to remove barriers in the workplace and on transit systems.
This booklet contains information for transit agencies seeking to remove barriers to better accommodate people with invisible disabilities. There is also information for employers that have or may hire people with disabilities.