Do disabled people need a stronger social model:a social model of human rights?

Berghs, M. and Atkin, K. and Hatton, Chris and Thomas, Carol (2019) Do disabled people need a stronger social model:a social model of human rights? Disability and Society, 34 (7-8). pp. 1034-1039. ISSN 0968-7599

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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. 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 which enables and ensures their rights; the right to live a dignified life, as well as to live in an environment that enables people to flourish with disability.

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Disability and Society
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