Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorLevitt, Jonathan M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-26T08:56:48Z
dc.date.available2017-06-26T08:56:48Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-25
dc.identifier.citationLevitt, JM. (2017) 'Developing a model of disability that focuses on the actions of disabled people', Disability & Society, 32 (5) pp. 735-747
dc.identifier.issn0968-7599
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09687599.2017.1324764
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620530
dc.description.abstractDisabled people, writers on disability and disability activists stress the importance of disabled people being included in all aspects of society. I argue that a major omission from this inclusiveness, is that no current model of disability focuses on the impact of the actions of disabled people on disability. Disabled people are not passive bystanders, powerless to reduce the restrictions of disability. On the contrary, we are central to actively limiting its constraints. I develop a model of disability, called ‘active’, which focuses on the effects on disability of the individual and collective actions of disabled people. I describe published findings which indicate that engaging in self-help, using support groups and deploying assistive technology can all reduce the limitations of disability. Recent increases in the number of disability support groups and developments in assistive technology have substantially augmented the potential for disabled people to combat the effects of disability.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687599.2017.1324764
dc.subjectself-help
dc.subjectsupport groups
dc.subjectassistive technology
dc.subjectinclusiveness
dc.subjectactivism
dc.subjectmodel of disability
dc.titleDeveloping a model of disability that focuses on the actions of disabled people
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalDisability & Society
dc.contributor.institutionResearch Institute of Information and Language Processing, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
dc.date.accepted2017-04-26
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW260617JL
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-11-01
dc.source.volume32
dc.source.issue5
dc.source.beginpage735
dc.source.endpage747
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-18T15:53:33Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2019-05-09T13:28:51Z
html.description.abstractDisabled people, writers on disability and disability activists stress the importance of disabled people being included in all aspects of society. I argue that a major omission from this inclusiveness, is that no current model of disability focuses on the impact of the actions of disabled people on disability. Disabled people are not passive bystanders, powerless to reduce the restrictions of disability. On the contrary, we are central to actively limiting its constraints. I develop a model of disability, called ‘active’, which focuses on the effects on disability of the individual and collective actions of disabled people. I describe published findings which indicate that engaging in self-help, using support groups and deploying assistive technology can all reduce the limitations of disability. Recent increases in the number of disability support groups and developments in assistive technology have substantially augmented the potential for disabled people to combat the effects of disability.


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
Active model - Feb 2017 (1).pdf
Size:
178.3Kb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

https://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as https://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0