Disability and the services for the disabled in Turkey Türkiye'de Özürlülük ve Özürlülere Sunulan Hizmetler

Ulaş S. C., UÇKU Ş. R.

TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, vol.11, no.4, pp.483-488, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/pmb.1-1313320909
  • Journal Name: TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.483-488
  • Keywords: Disability, Disabled Persons, Services for the Disabled
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In Turkey there are approximately 8.5 million (%12.3) disabled people. While the ratio of orthopedic, visual, auditory, speech, and talking disabilities and mental disability is 2.6%, the ratio of the people who have chronic diseases is 9.7%. In our country, by the beginning of 1982 Constitution, there have been a lot of legal regulations. If the services for disabled persons considered as social security-related legislation for care, healthcare, education, employment and practices; the legal regulation on the year 2005 (The Disability Law no. 5378) has covered many blankness and also evolved the services to the disabled people. However, despite these recent legal regulation it is questionable that if the services for the disabled are adequate or not. In this review, the services, which offered to the disabled people, are evaluated as the topics mentioned above.