Module 1 – Disability Rights & Justice

1.3 Deep Dive on Disability Rights and Justice

This module has been designed to explore in greater detail the most important concepts surrounding disability. These include disability justice, diversity, and the various models of disability that exist, and the effect they have on people’s lives.

These concepts are useful to students, decision-makers, urban practitioners, politicians, and government employees in gaining a more complete understanding of the principles that affect the inclusion and accessibility of persons with disabilities. They also play an important role in formulating, implementing, and evaluating the urban policies, plans, and programs that shape the accessibility of our cities.

Essential Questions

When viewing the video, focus on answering the following questions:

  • What are the three main models of disability and how do they differ?
  • What global agreements exist on disability and accessibility and what effect have they had?
  • What does it mean that disability is multidimensional? How might this affect persons with disabilities living in different countries around the world?