Disability FAQs:


Q: Is disability an impairment that may be cognitive?

A: Yes, and developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or some combination of these.

Q: Is disability the idea that disability is constructed as the social response to a deviance from the norm?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability rooted in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century developments?

A: Yes.

Q: Are disabilities minimal?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability an impairment?

A: Yes, and restriction, or limitation is wrong.

Q: Is disability not defined by the physical features of the body but by a deviance from the social convention of health?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability not an attribute of an individual?

A: Yes, but rather a complex collection of conditions, created by the social environment.

Q: Is disability one of the main focuses of this idea?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability interpreted as an issue of discrimination?

A: Yes, and thereby paving the way for rights groups to achieve equality through legal means.

Q: Is disability a human rights concern?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability more common in developing than in developed nations?

A: Yes.

Q: Are disabilities an umbrella term?

A: Yes, and covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.

Q: Is disability heavily criticized for being dehumanizing and failing to place importance on the perspectives of persons with disabilities?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability aimed at a "cure"?

A: Yes, or the individual’s adjustment and behavioral change that would lead to an "almost-cure" or effective cure.

Q: Is disability thus not just a health problem?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability often defined according to thresholds set on a continuum of disability?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability identified?

A: Yes, but is not modifying the person.

Q: Are disabilities adversely affected is through the internalization of the oppression they experience?

A: Yes, and which can lead to feeling that they are weak, crazy, worthless, or any number of other negative attributes that may be associated with their conditions.

Q: Is disability central to the social model?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability the idea that disability is constructed by social expectations and institutions rather than biological differences?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability asylums?

A: Yes, and clinics, and, prisons.

Q: Are disabilities greatly affected by disasters?

A: Yes.

Q: Was disability often viewed as a by-product of incest between first-degree relatives or second-degree relatives?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability a contested concept?

A: Yes, and with different meanings for different communities.

Q: Are disabilities very large?

A: Yes.

Q: Was disability in majority compared to discrimination due to gender?

A: Yes, and ethnicity or age.

Q: Is disability based upon the “rights-based" model and claims that people with disabilities should have equal rights and access to products"?

A: Yes, and goods and services offered by businesses.

Q: Is disability just a difference in the individual from what is considered "normal" in society?

A: Yes.

Q: Are disabilities a threat to public interests and well-being?

A: Yes.

Q: Are disabilities scarce?

A: Yes.

Q: Are disabilities problematic?

A: Yes.

Q: Are disabilities documented by a healthcare provider in order to assess qualifications for disability benefits?

A: Yes.

Q: Are disabilities gendered?

A: Yes, and the interactions of these two identities lead to different experiences.

Q: Is disability both cultural and ideological in creation?

A: Yes.

Q: Are disabilities unable to complete tasks that are commonly required in the workforce?

A: Yes.

Q: Is disability minority rights and consumerist model of disability that recognizing people with disabilities and their stakeholders as representing a large group of consumers?

A: Yes, and employees and voters.

Q: Are disabilities not visible some abusers cannot rationalize the non-physical disability with a need for understanding?

A: Yes, and support, and so on.

Q: Is disability sues and can be seen as an offshoot of the medical model?

A: Yes.