Apparel Causes Additional Barriers for People Living with Disabilities

The mechanical aspects of getting dressed were found to be a significant challenge for people with disabilities and their
caregivers. Zippers, buttons, shoe laces and fabric texture often present challenges for those who live independently. Others reported problems when trying to find clothes that fit. In one example, a child with Down syndrome had to have her clothes attached with safety pins to prevent them from falling off, due to a mismatch between her body proportions and current clothing industry sizing.