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Deconstructing disability: the impact of definition

Author:
BRZUZY Stephanie
Journal article citation:
Journal of Poverty, 1(1), 1997, pp.81-91.
Publisher:
Routledge
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Socially constructed definitions of disability have varied throughout history. Deconstruction of the categorizations of people with disabilities demonstrates how the definition of the word perpetuates inequality. This article analyzss the prevalent definitions and models of disability used in our society. The elements of these definitions which contribute to oppression and inequality are discussed. The article concludes with a call for a reconstruction of the definition of disability in order to embrace variation and equalize rights and opportunities.

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Pushing the boat out: an introductory study of admissions to UK medical, dental and veterinary schools for applicants with disabilities

Author:
TYNAN Anne
Publisher:
University of Newcaslte. LTSN-01 Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
77p.
Place of publication:
Newcastle upon Tyne

This study focuses on how medical, dental and veterinary schools differ in the information offered on their websites for potential applicants with disabilities. This includes an assessment of the relevant requirements of the registration or professional bodies and how clearly these are transmitted. If more people with disabilities are to enter medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, these ‘portals to the professions’ (the websites) should encourage them to investigate their possibilities of doing so.

Journal article

The draft Disability Discrimination Bill

Author:
PYE, Marie
Journal article citation:
Access by Design, 100, Autumn 2004, pp.13-15.
Publisher:
Centre for Accessible Environments

Explores two key measures in the draft Bill in relation to the public sector: the extension of the Disability Discrimination Act to cover all functions of public bodies and the introduction of a new duty to promote equal opportunity. These are the focus of a new Department for Work and Pensions consultation document.

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Equality in Scotland guide in data sources 2002

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive. Central Statistics Unit
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive. Central Statistics Unit
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
48p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Equality in Scotland: disabled people

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2000
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Equal opportunities is your business too: guidance for Scotland

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive. Commission for racial Equality
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive. Commission for Racial Equality
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
Journal article

Enabled not disabled

Author:
LEECH Tim
Journal article citation:
Volunteering, 70, August 2001, p.12.
Publisher:
Volunteering England

The author, Chair of the IYV2001 Disabled People Sub-group, argues passionately that volunteering should be more inclusive for disabled people.

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Disability in Scotland: a baseline study

Authors:
RIDDELL Sheila, BANKS Pauline
Publisher:
Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
144p.
Place of publication:
Glasgow
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Integrating disability into transport policy: establishment of a mobility and access committee for Scotland

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive. Development Department
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
13p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
Journal article

Act on equality

Author:
CLOUGH Julie
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 7.7.99, 1999, p.29.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Since becoming law, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 has been praised and criticised. Explains how it affects nurses with disabilities.

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