Title Page 1
Table of Contents 2
Task 1: Labels and its influence on society’s perception 3
Labels, Behaviour and Perceptions 3
Task 2: Equality Act of 2010 4
Understanding the law 4
Task 3: Social model vs. Medical model 5
The Medical Model of Disability 5
The Social Model of Disability 5
This report attempts to examine the various aspects of disability, including a close examination of models and approaches, related policy and issues of practice.
This report is going to examine the debate surrounding the labelling of people with disability and how the application of these labels influence society perceptions. It will then evaluate the Equality Act of 2010 including how this act is concerned with empowering and meeting the needs of disabled people. Lastly, the report will critically evaluate the difference between the social model and the medical model including an examination of inclusion and its techniques under these two models.
Labels and its influence on society’s perception
Today’s society has seen disabled people being referred to by different labels depending on the disability that they suffer from. Finkelstein (1993, pg13), writing in Disabling Barriers, supported this by referring to labelling as a “fact of life for all disabled people in the contemporary world”. However different scholars have expressed a concern on how labelling is affecting people in the society they live in. Concerns have been seen around the nature of the labels themselves. Most labels are seen as a social construct and therefore lead to a segregation of what to focus on when it comes to looking into issues surrounding disabilities. It can be argued that a label is general in nature and only leads to the creation of a specific identity for the individual...