Facing up to disability

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Shakespeare, Tom;
  • Publisher: International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), London
  • Journal: Community Eye Health Journal, volume 26, issue 81, pages 1-3 (issn: 0953-6833, eissn: 1993-7288)
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  • Subject: Inclusion | RE1-994 | Disability | Ophthalmology | Article

Ways of thinking about and responding to disability have radically changed in recent decades. Traditionally, disability was regarded in terms of sin, karma, or divine punishment. More recently, disability was made a medical issue and defined in terms of shortcomings of ... View more
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    1 United Nations (2006) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UN, New York

    2 WHO (2011) World Report on Disability, WHO, Geneva

    3 WHO (2010) CBR Guidelines, WHO, Geneva

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