disabilitieslectures - ILRCB1200 Lecture Notes Lecture 1...

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ILRCB1200 Lecture Notes 11/05/2009 14:31:00 Lecture 1 What is Disability Studies? Interdisciplinary – sits @ center of overlapping disciplines; is humanities, sciences and social sciences Social political cultural economic factors in definition Destigmatize disease, illness, impairment Connections b/w medical practice Evolution of Disability Studies Emerged from dis struggle for equal rights/access in 70s (led in US by Judy Heumann and Ed Roberts) Initial academic scholarship produced in UK from primarily a sociological perspective also during 70s New addition to “minority studies” fields like Afr Am and womens’ Topics: cultural identity, human rights, etc Disciplines: humanities (lit, film, visual/performing arts); social sciences (soc, pub pol, anthro); law How we view disability medical model: intrinsic character of the person social model: person not equal to their disability; social perceptions are limiting NAGI Disability Conceptualization Central point is the role of accommodation and environ in converting pathology impairment functional limitation disability Prevalence rate (ages 5+) 14.9% people with disabilities (41,306,000)
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doesn’t include ppl living in institutions sensory, physical, mental, self-care, go-outside-home, employment 60% have HS degree or less Employment gap = 42.8% Some people don’t say they have one b/c they are fully functioning in their employment Poverty gap = 15.7% Factors impacting successful employment outcomes for ppl with dis Public policy factors: HC coverage, non-discim legislation Systems/org factors: Er policies/practices Individual factors: prior work experience, family/social support % of ADA claims by issue (discharge, reasonable accommodation, terms/conditions, harassment, hiring) Benefits in Addressing Disability Lessening discrim and disparities Control pub cost Increase employment labor pool Heighten retention of aging workforce Maintain role as world leader in human/disability rights Emerging Issues Ers will be asked to make accommodations to retain aging workforce Disab issues getting increasing internat’l attention The Aging Workforce
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Prevalence of disab groups with age 45-54 and 55-64 groups projected to grow these groups with be 44% of the wking age pop by 2010 # of people with disab b/w 50-65 will almost double Disability Rights Globally UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities recognition that there is a significant # of ppl in the world w/ disabilities and they are marginalized as a result (could be marg further w/ globalization and innovation) o Convention passed in 12/06 and full force in 5/08 o Legally binding in 41 countries o Women and men with disabs to benefit from rights available to others in existing human rts instruments o Principles: respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy; non-discrim;
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2009 for the course ILRCB 1200 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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