Medical Model Of Disability In The 19th And The 20th Century

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The medical model of disability started to dominate individuals views of disability within the 19th and the 20th century. It looks at a person and focuses on the impairment they may have caused them to be disabled, and therefore preventing them from getting access to services or being able to participate in a number of things within society. An example of what the medical model believes is that if an individual is deaf they cannot communicate with other individuals. Or if an individual was restricted to a wheelchair it would be the wheelchairs fault that they could not go places that may have stairs rather than the stairs in question. They believed that the only way in which they can solve these problems is by finding the “defect” and curing
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