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Book

Thesaurus of disability index terms

Author:
PEARCE Harry J
Publisher:
Guide Information Service
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
84p.
Place of publication:
Gloucester
Journal article

The disability rights movement in Australia: a note from the trenches

Author:
NEWELL Christopher
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 11(3), September 1996, pp.429-432.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Briefly looks at the disability rights movement in Australia.

Book

Refurbishing offices for people with disabilities: a design and assessment guide for owners, occupiers, developers and advisers

Authors:
ROSTRON Jack, FORDHAM Murray A
Publisher:
Arena
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
111p.,illus.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Practical text in 2 parts. Part 1 offers design guidance for occupiers, owners and developers of offices to meet the needs of disabled employees for which existing property is suitable. This section is aimed at in house staff and non specialist external advisers. Part 2 provides a way of assessing, by means of a survey sheet, if an existing or alternative office building is suitable to meet the needs of disabled people. The sheet is for use by disabled people themselves, their employers, and non-specialist advisers.

Journal article

Still discriminated against after all these years

Author:
MORGAN Michael
Journal article citation:
Scope, December 1996, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

The Disability Discrimination Act became law on 2 December. It has been met with deep suspicion and even outright hostility. Investigates the reactions of disabled people in Northern Ireland.

Journal article

Poverty and disabled people: challenging dominant debates and policies

Author:
BERESFORD Peter
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 11(4), December 1996, pp.553-567.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This article explores the relationship between poverty, disability and impairment in a global context. It challenges dominant critiques of poverty and disability, and explores the critiques, policy proposals and developments of the disabled people's movement to combat poverty. It offers an international perspective including the experience of both the North and South.

Journal article

Access to change

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 5.12.96, 1996, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The Disability Discrimination Act, backed by many social services departments, is now law. Warns of the dangers they will face when trying to meet its requirements.

Journal article

Short-term care for children

Author:
ROBINSON Carol
Journal article citation:
Child and Family Social Work, 1(4), November 1996, pp.261-266.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Research into short-term care services for children has largely concerned provision for disabled children and their families: a reflection of the greater development of services for disabled children than their non-disabled peers. Describes the range of services in the UK, identifies current gaps in provision as well as some of the factors that affect uptake and user satisfaction with services. It concludes with a summary of current issues of concern for practitioners and policy-makers, including the importance of making services more child-centred and attractive to a wider cross-section of families.

Journal article

Postmodernism, feminism and disability

Author:
FAWCETT B.
Journal article citation:
Scandinavian Journal of Social Welfare, 5(4), October 1996, pp.259-267.
Publisher:
Munksgaard/ Blackwell

Disability issues are achieving increasing prominence in Great Britain and the rest of Europe. However, many of the main arguments, particularly those emphasising social barriers models of disability, are located within structuralist frameworks. This can be regarded as problematic, as poststructural and postmodern orientations challenge the basic tenets of such formulations. This article explores the making of links between modern and structural and postmodern and poststructural perspectives using a gendered analysis drawn from feminism. It then examines the applicability of the resultant analysis for disability issues, social work and research. In conclusion, it is suggested that the making of such links can enable us to accept and effectively utilise the difference and diversity, contradiction, change and fluidity without losing sight of enduring social divisions and associated oppressive responses.

Journal article

Social integration of the physically disabled

Authors:
BAR-ON Arnon, CHI-KWONG Law
Journal article citation:
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 6(2), September 1996, pp.27-45.
Publisher:
Times Academic

This article reports on a study aimed at identifying the relationship between such locational activities and their impact on the social integration of physically disabled and able-bodied persons, as measured by the friendships they form and the frequency with which they meet outside the confines of the host agency. Based on a sample of members of a NGO in Hong Kong, the major finding is that joint locational activities have a spill-over effect on able-bodied participants, but not on the physically disabled. The implications are discussed and recommendations are made.

Journal article

Re-authorization of the Rehabilitation Act: comprehensive solutions or political sacrificing?

Author:
O'DAY Bonnie
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 11(3), September 1996, pp.411-427.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is widely hailed as a sweeping piece of civil rights legislation that will dramatically affect the lives of individuals with disabilities in the United States for generations. In contrast, the re-authorisation of the Rehabilitation Act in 1992, and attempts to consolidate the rehabilitation programme for people with disabilities into a generic, consolidated employment system for the general public in 1995 brought only modest reforms. Using dominant political theories about policy making and agenda setting asks how comprehensive reforms get on the United State political agenda and looks at what factors were present during passage of ADA that were not present during re-authorisation of the Rehabilitation Act. Conclusions are drawn that will assist advocates in other countries in passing comprehensive civil rights legislation.

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