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My tweets: What if Disablilty is a Consequence of Bad Design

Pretty Ramp Machine: What if disability isn’t a medical condition? What if it’s a consequence of bad design? by Tim Maly in Weird Future

  • Sat, 20:24: “In the medical model, people with atypical bodies are seen as being impaired. In the social model, the problem isn’t with the bodies, but with the environment that was built around them.” —@doingitwrong https://t.co/mFoplcAy30


In the social model, disability is a matter of circumstances rather than a fundamental diagnosis about any particular body. It’s a state that we pass into and out of depending on what’s going on with us and the environment we’re in. If you are in possession of a relatively typical body and have found yourself blocked by a door because your arms were full, you’ll have a sense of what it means to be temporarily disabled.
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