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Understanding Disability: Inclusion, Access, Diversity, and Civil Rights

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Disability is rarely considered a social issue. Scholars tend to discuss it in the abstract; medical personnel view it as a health issue; and legal concerns for the disabled focus on how to advocate or protect organizations against demands for accommodation. As a result, disabled individuals are seen as bits and pieces of everyone's constituency but their own. The writers ...more
Hardcover, 165 pages
Published July 30th 2005 by Praeger Publishers (first published September 5th 2000)
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Apr 16, 2016 Jessica rated it liked it
1) This book is over 10 years old at this point, and feels it.

2) I get the feeling that the authors help or teach children with disabilities but don't know the lived experience of having a disability. I say that because it feels like they're talking about other people, not themselves, and that made this less emotionally satisfying than other books I've read on disability theory written by people with disabilities who explicitly talk about their experiences.

3) The writing felt more like a refere
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