How we talk about disability matters
Understanding models of disability
This information sheet will:
- Explain the concept of human rights
- Introduce the human rights model as the most useful framework in advancing the rights of people with disability
- Explain how the human rights model builds on and extends the social model of disability
- Explain some of the key differences between the human rights model and the social model of disability
- Explain why the medical and charitable models of disability are not consistent with human rights principles.
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- What are human rights?
- Introducing the human rights model of disability
- How the social model paved the way for the human rights model
- How does the human rights model differ from the social model?
- Why are the medical and charitable models of disability inconsistent with human rights?
- How do the four models compare in practice?