Disability is a contested concept, with different meanings in different communities. It may be used to refer to physical or mental attributes that some institutions, particularly medicine, view as needing to be fixed (the medical model).
Diverse Perspectives: People with Disabilities Fulfilling Your Business Goals. By fostering a culture of diversity, or a capacity to appreciate and value individual differences, in all aspects of their operations, employers benefit from varied perspectives on how to confront business challenges and achieve success.
WHO fact sheet on disability and health provides key facts and information on unmet needs for health care, secondary conditions, how lives of disabled people affected, barriers to health care and WHO response.
The day aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
Why Employers Don’t Hire People With Disabilities: A Survey of the Literature. Mark L. Lengnick-Hall Philip M. Gaunt Adrienne A. R. Brooks. Mark Lengnick-Hall is Professor of Management at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Philip Gaunt is Professor of Communication at Wichita State University, and Adrienne Brooks is a graduate student ...
The Disabilities Network of New York City (DNNYC) is a coalition of consumers, advocates and professional organizations representing and working on behalf of people of all ages with motor and sensory disabilities.
Disability Rights Movement History of the Independent Living Movement Historical Roots of Discrimination. Many cultures of the world have treated persons with disabilities as having less worth than able-bodied people have.