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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/11/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Disability and Society
Issue number7-8
Volume34
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)1034-1039
Publication statusPublished
Early online date1/06/19
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability and Society on 01/06/2019, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687599.2019.1619239