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What does disability mean – a framework

Powerpoint presentation providing descriptions of the social, medical and human rights models of disability and ICF framework, with examples

As we’ve heard over the last few steps, disability is quite a complex term that many people describe in different ways.

In this step, Dr. Islay Mactaggart (LSHTM) provides an overview of past and prevailing frameworks for understanding and describing disability. This includes the charity model, the medical model, the social model, the human-rights model, and finally the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, otherwise known as the ICF.

Once you’ve watched the video, why don’t you test your learning about both attitudes to disability and the different frameworks of disability that exist? Move on to the next step to take a short quiz on this topic.

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