chat "We live in a disabling society"

"We live in a disabling society"


Takeaway: Presentation covers ableism, empire of the normal, disability models, access.

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Here’s some Qs that I think accompany this well:

  1. What is one way to counter ableism in society?
    1. Possible answers: Learn about disability; learn about generalizations associated with disability; recognize the stigma of disabilities; recognize misconceptions about disability; re-value or engage with the differences one faces with disability; face the societal barriers head-on.
  2. The “Empire of the Normal”:
    1. A. Centers able-bodied experiences as the norm.*
    2. B. Normalizes disability as a part of a human continuum.
    3. C. Ensures equal representation of disabled and able-bodied persons.
    4. D. Leverages accommodations to insure access.
  3. Which model of disability suggests that society is the root cause for disability?
    1. A. Medical
    2. B. Social*
    3. C. Humanist
    4. D. Theological
  4. Chodorow described ableism as something that is unacknowledged and even acceptable in society or:
    1. A. Semi-truthful sterotypes
    2. B. Unfortunate stigma
    3. C. Acceptable discrimination
    4. D. A permissible prejudice*

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