UBCO Researchers Call Out Scientists for Ignoring People With Disabilities

While the light shines on athletes participating in Beijing’s Paralympic Games this week, UBC researchers are asking why more people who live with disabilities are not included in basic health research.

Dr. Sarah Brears and Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis say that while more than one billion people-15 per cent of the world’s population-live with some form of disability, they are notably absent from much of the scientific research that takes place.