There are four main frameworks people use to describe disability. These frameworks are known as the ‘models’ of disability. They are referred to as:
- The medical model
- The charitable model
- The social model
- The human rights model
From an advocacy perspective, it’s important to think about how these models can either limit or advance the rights of people with disability.
- 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?