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Society for Disability Studies - Wikipedia
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The Society for Disability Studies is an international academic network of disability studies practitioners. It often abbreviates its name to SDS even though such an abbreviation often continues to be used by academics and political scientists to describe the Students for a Democratic Society organization in the United States.
Social model of disability - Wikipedia
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The social model of disability is a reaction to the dominant medical model of disability which in itself is a functional analysis of the body as machine to be fixed in order to conform with normative values. The social model of disability identifies systemic barriers, negative attitudes and exclusion by society (purposely or ...
Disability - Wikipedia
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In the early 1970s, disability activists began to challenge how society treated disabled people and the medical approach to disability. Due to this work, physical barriers to access were identified. These conditions functionally disabled them, and what is now known as the social model of disability emerged. Coined by Mike ...
List of disability rights organizations - Wikipedia
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This is a list of notable disability rights organizations. Although the disability rights movement itself began in the 1960s, advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities did exist before that, and so the list of notable organizations has been expanded to reflect that. American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today ( ADAPT) ...
Ableism - Wikipedia
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In ableist societies, people with disabilities are viewed as less valuable to society , or even less than human. The eugenics movement of the early 20th century could be considered an example of widespread ableism. The mass murder of disabled in the German Nazi Government's Aktion T4 could be an extreme example of ...
Picking on society's most vulnerable - CNN - CNN.com
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Mar 18, 2015 ... David M. Perry, a freelance journalist focusing on disability issues, is the author of a new book, "Sacred Plunder" and an associate professor of history at Dominican University. He writes regularly at the blog How Did We Get Into This Mess? Follow him on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary ...
Disability in India: Struggles of infrastructure, prejudice ...
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Dec 27, 2013 ... However, it's a different scenario for those who are physically or mentally disabled and burdened with poverty and excluded from mainstream society. The Anchal Charitable Trust in Delhi, supported by the NGO Handicap International, works with eight slums in the east of the city, providing disabled children ...
List of disability-related terms with negative connotations ...
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The following is a list of terms used to describe disabilities or people with disabilities that may be considered negative and/or offensive by people with or without disabilities. There is a great deal of disagreement as to what should be considered offensive. Views vary with geography and culture, over time, and among ...
Social construction of disability - Wikipedia
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The social construction of disability is the idea that society and its institutions have the power to construct disability around social expectations of health. This idea argues that disability is construction based on several localized social expectations. For example, in the medieval period disability was constructed around a ...
Inclusion (disability rights) - Wikipedia
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Inclusion is a term used by people with disabilities and other disability rights advocates for the idea that all people should take action to freely, openly accommodate people with disability for example by providing ramps and accessible toilets in meeting facilities. One of the easiest ways to do this is through what is known as ...
Disability rights movement - Wikipedia
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The social model of disability suggests disability is caused by the way society is organised, rather than by a person's impairment. This model suggests barriers in society are created by ableism. When barriers are removed, people with disabilities can be independent and equal in society. There are three main types of ...
Turkey's Many Disabled, Long Shunned by Society, Play ...
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Jun 13, 2011 ... At least 33 million people, according to her logic, stand to benefit from inclusive policies that reduce barriers to health care, education, employment and the active participation they have so long been denied in Turkish society. Currently, an estimated 98 percent of the disabled rely on family members for ...
Sexuality and disability - Wikipedia
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Disabled people are rarely regarded in society as sexy or believed to be sexually active. When sex and disability are linked, it is common for marginalization to occur. Many people shy away from the idea that disabled people can have sex. This is due to a lack of information on the ...
Disability in the media - Wikipedia
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The depiction of disability in the media plays a major role in molding the public perception of disability. Perceptions portrayed in the media directly influence the way people with disabilities are treated in current society. "[Media platforms] have been cited as a key site for the reinforcement of negative images and ideas in ...
Disability in the Middle Ages - Wikipedia
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Disability is poorly documented in the Middle Ages, though disabled people constituted a large part of Medieval society as part of the peasantry, clergy, and nobility. Very little was written or recorded about a general disabled community at the time, but their existence has been preserved through religious texts and some  ...

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