Disability Connection


A Person Can Have a Disability without Being a Disabled Person


My Point of View; Truth

Lisa Egan Portrait
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“What’s the difference between “having a disability” and “being disabled”? It all comes down to two sociological theories: the medical/individual model of disability and the social model of disability,”says  at XOJane.com .

Lisa’s latest article discusses the medical vs. social views of disability.

“I am disabled. More specifically, I am disabled by a society that places social, attitudinal and architectural barriers in my way,” asserts Lisa. “This world we live in disables me by treating me like a second-class citizen because I have a few impairments  — most obviously a mobility impairment.

“There are many who would argue that they do have a disability. They point out that even if all barriers put in place by society were removed,they’d still have things they can’t do.”


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