“For millions of Americans with disabilities and their families, a lack of clothing options creates problems that go far beyond fit, say researchers.
“‘While it may be an afterthought for some, clothing and appearance are not trivial,’ says Allison Kabel, assistant professor of health sciences at the University of Missouri. “What we wear matters in how we participate in our communities.
“For people with disabilities, the lack of adaptive clothing is not just a burden, it is a barrier.”
“‘Job interviews, court appearances, team sports, and formal events are just a few examples of times when standards for appropriate dress exist. For people with disabilities, the lack of adaptive clothing is not just a burden, it is a barrier for community participation.’”
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