Social model of disability: NEU West Midlands
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Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00
National Education Union

Janine will be running this workshop as part of a briefing day for NEU members in the West Midlands. If you are an NEU member and would like to attend, please contact the union for details.

 

THE SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY: REMOVING BARRIERS AND CHALLENGING OUTDATED ATTITUDES

Historically, society has seen disabled people as broken and in need of fixing.

But nearly fifty years ago, disabled activists devised a new way of understanding disability. The social model recognises that society disables people who have impairments or conditions. Applying it enables us to identify barriers and remove and reduce them.

Disabled trade unionist Janine Booth explains the social model and leads a discussion on how we can use it in our battles for accessible schools and disabled workers' rights.