Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cost of Living Rises 25% for People with Sight Loss

“People with sight loss can face at least 25% higher costs for everyday living than those who are fully sighted, according to a new study released by the sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust,” reports Medical News Today. “For the first time, the methods used to calculate Minimum Income Standards (MIS) were applied to the living costs of people with disabilities. The research looked at sight loss and hearing loss and showed clearly that both impairments lead to substantial extra costs if a minimum acceptable standard of living is to be reached.” Read more.

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