Do disabled people need a stronger social model – a social model of human rights?
We introduce the social model of disability by reflecting on its origins and legacy, with particular reference to the work of the Union of the Physically Impaired against Segregation (UPAIS). We argue that there has been a gradual rolling back of the rights and entitlements associated with the social model of disability. Yet no alternative for the social model has been proposed, in response to such threats to disabled people’s human rights. Disabled people need a stronger social model that acts as a means to a society that enables and ensures their rights; the right to live a dignified life, as well as live in an environment that enables people to flourish with disability.
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Citation : Berghs, M. , Atkin, K., Hatton, C. and Thomas C. (2019) Do disabled people need a stronger social model – a social model of human rights? Disability & Society,
ISSN : 0968-7599
Research Institute : Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research
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