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Discrimination on the grounds of Physical Disability
Transcript of Discrimination on the grounds of Physical Disability
AFFIRMATIVE MODEL of DISABILITY
'it is not individual limitations, of whatever kind, which are the cause of the problem, but society's failure to provide appropriate services and adequately ensure the needs of persons with disability are fully taken into account in its social organisation.' (Oliver, 1996)
to promote positive discourse on disability by moving away from the notion that disability is a 'personal tragedy' (Swain & French, 2000)
an impairment should be viewed as an 'ordinary characteristic' of human experience rather than as an 'extraordinary characteristic' (Cameron, 2003)
views disability in terms of medical knowledge
the disability becomes a personal tragedy for the individual. The medical approach established impairment as an individual deficiency which needs to be cured.
committed to enhancing the quality of life for persons with disability through innovative personalised support, expertise and advocacy
to execute their right to fully participate in community life and all aspects of society
aims to find suitable jobs for persons with disability in the private sector
work that can be done under supervision aka sheltered work
ETC Sheltered & Supported Employment:
promotes an inclusive labour market by encouraging
through specific support services in the recruitment and in the retention of employment of persons with disabilities
aims to build a structure which would enable such individuals to be identified amongst society.
reinforced efforts of integration within society and serve as opportunities for these groups which benefit from work experience complimented by the necessary guidance and social mentoring support.
focus is to improve inclusion
and empower people with
disability to make their
own decisions, live lives
that are as
possible and reach
their full potential.
actively campaign for issues that are important for the disability sector including areas such as education, employment, independent living & direct payments
not employed by employers
dismissed under false pretence
- large firms
health and safety concerns over employing disabled persons
- large firms
refused to hire 'such' people
- large firms
dismissed on ground of health & safety
The Political Aspect
Dr. Lawrence Gonzi
Dr. Justyne Caruana
'the main challenge was to change the way we look at persons with disability'
'several initiatives are being taken to encourage persons with disability to enter the labour market'
'during the last two years, 117 persons found employment'
is committed to rendering Maltese society an inclusive one, in a way that persons with disability reach their full potential in all aspects of life, enjoying a high quality of life thanks to equal opportunities.
depends on disability
Mr. Clifford Portelli
University of Malta
Centre for Labour Studies
Equality at the Place of Work
Tackling Discrimination on the Grounds of Physical Disability
encourage employee training
Models of Disability
Disabled by Prejudice, Ballard, 2003)