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Social Model of Disability

Independent wheelchair accessThe Social Model of disability is a civil rights based approach to disability developed by disabled people in the 1970s and 1980s. It focuses on challenging and removing barriers which prevent disabled people from living full and active lives These barriers are many and varied and can lead to institutional discrimination, for example:

What is so exciting about the social model of disability is that it shows how we can achieve equality for disabled people; not by medical interventions, miracles or acts of charity but by:


The Social Model of Disability

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