The Social Model:Disability As A Socially Constructed Phenomenon
Critical reflection on the importance of shaping disability-friendly – or disability-inclusive – congregations has enjoyed increasing attention in the field of practical theology in recent years. Moreover, the development of disability theology is a testament to the fact that practical theologians and the wider church community have taken serious notice of the realities and experiences of people with disabilities in our time. Nevertheless, even before the task of engaging in theological reflection from a disability perspective commences, it is necessary that theologians acquaint themselves with the various models of disability that shape people’s perceptions and ideas about people with disabilities. Guided by the principles of the interpretive task of practical theological investigation and cognizant of the importance of models of disability in shaping perceptions regarding people with disabilities, this article seeks to provide a brief overview of social model of disability. The social model frames disability as a collective issue – caused by the physical environment, inappropriate or inaccessible services and attitudes, and a lack of understanding - rather than one that derives from the health of an individual.
Keywords- Disability, Theological Reflection, Inclusive, Social Model.
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Abhijeet Ghosal,   "The Social Model:Disability As A Socially Constructed Phenomenon"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.7, Issue 2, pp.381-384, May 2019, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1902071.pdf