Barriers disabled people face – in cartoon form!

The wonderful "Crippen", an extremely talented disability activist, uses the medium of cartoon to communicate his thoughts. He kindly contributed the cartoons accompanying our "Disability Etiquette" series. This time I thought it worth dedicating a whole blog to one of his strip cartoons - demonstrating the various types of barriers that disabled people face on a daily … Continue reading Barriers disabled people face – in cartoon form!

The “Models” of Disability

Traditionally there were two ways of looking at disability - the "charity" model and the "medical" model. The charity model tended to look at disabled people as those in need of help. Unable to do things for ourselves, others would need to look after us, protect us and make decisions on our behalf. As much of this … Continue reading The “Models” of Disability