ERIC Number: EJ891731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
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Reference Count: 8
Integrating People with Disabilities: Their Right--Our Responsibility
Isaac, Rebecca; Raja, B. William Dharma; Ravanan, M. P.
Disability & Society, v25 n5 p627-630 Aug 2010
A full understanding of disability recognizes that it has a powerful human rights dimension and is often associated with social exclusion, and increased exposure and vulnerability to poverty. Disability is a human rights issue. The World Bank (1999) report points out that one in five of the world's poorest are disabled, for whom access to basic rights is a daily struggle. Though arising from physical or intellectual impairment, disability has social implications as well as health ones. In most countries, government services for disabled people are still small-scale rehabilitation projects separated from the rest of the community. People with disabilities are amongst the poorest of the poor. Barriers built by disability and poverty can only be removed by the concerted and integrated effort of the government, NGOs, corporates, movie mughals and educational institutions. It is the duty of the rest of society to acknowledge the rights of the poor and the disabled. This can no longer be treated as philanthropy but is a responsibility.
Descriptors: Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged, Disabilities, Nongovernmental Organizations, Social Isolation, Civil Rights, At Risk Persons, Social Justice, Barriers, Government Role, Business, School Role, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Responsibility
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