The following points may assist you to become sensitive to different religious practices: You need to consider, for example, cultural views on the social significance of youth or age, and the specific needs of young people and elderly people.
You also need to consider different cultural views of disability and care of family members with a disability, putting the person before the disability, and facilities for people with a disability. You need to be aware that some cultural groups have quite definite views on the opposite sex providing services to individuals.
Faucets should be easy to operate by people with impaired hand movements or who are in wheelchairs.Water fountains should be low enough to be used by a person in a wheelchair.A water cooler with a cup dispenser is a good alternative to a water fountain.Paying attention to small details will earn you praise, and trust, from your clients.Let me illustrate by using my own firm as an example.
Physical Accommodations My firm practices personal injury and Social Security disability law.Door latches within the office should be easy to maneuver by clients without full use of their hands.This means no round doorknobs or handles with thumb latches—a door with a simple lever or loop handle can be opened easily by someone who can’t use their fingers.Our experience in dealing with this extremely diverse clientele has affirmed two key points: these people are not disabled because they want to be, and aside from their particular disability, they are just like you and me.They deserve to be treated with all the dignity and respect you would show any other client.Community and disability services organisations need to consider the diversity of their clients’ values, beliefs and cultural expectations.