Hand-out 1B - Sorting Activities

The Individual Model - Problem: Defective Person

Cannot walk

Cannot use hands

Has cerebral palsy

Is sick

Is bed bound

Is confined to a wheelchair

Cannot use public transportation

There is no treatment to cure

Needs carers

Cannot work

Cannot hold a pen

Is a hopeless case

Frightens people

The Social Model - Problem: Disabling World

Inaccessible transport

No lifts

Badly designed buildings

Excluded families

Poor job prospects

Segregated Education


Traditional beliefs

Lack of Educational Resources

Inflexible curricula

Lack of appropriate technology

Few sign language interpreters


*Adapted from: Challenging a Disabling World. Milton Keynes World Development Education Centre. UK.


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