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What does the social model of disability mean to me?

talking head video – What does the social model of disability mean to me ?


In the first week, you considered the key features of a social model of disability and their origins in the global activism of disabled people and in academia

Looking at the challenge of disability as a social problem, rather than as an individual one, also suggested different solutions, including the removal of disabling barriers and the reorganisation of disabling social arrangements and norms

The week considers the impact that these ideas have had on people, policy and practice, and their wider implications for culture, politics and the economy.

At the end of these activities, you should be able to identify what a more inclusive society might look like, and what kinds of changes could be made.

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To what extent do the views expressed in the video reflect your understanding of the social model of disability from the course so far?
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