This important text draws together a wealth of experience to present theoretical and practical insights into the way society intervenes in the lives of disabled people, and considers how resources could be used in ways that are more helpful and supportive. Stressing the social contexts within which disabilities become apparent, the contributors highlight two key points: disabled people have practical difficulties only in the area of life affected by their disability and in other respects are no different from anyone else; and they are handicapped not by the parameters of their disability but by the demands and attitudes of society. The contributors consider the position of people with specific types of disability, explore both sides of the 'care' and 'counselling' equation, and discuss training, legislation and aspects of management and attitudes among professionals. Beyond Disability has been developed as a Course Reader for the Open University course The Disabling Society (K255).
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Author Biography - Gerald Hales
Gerald Hales is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University CONTRIBUTORS Colin Barnes University of Leeds Deborah Cooper National Bureau for Students with Disabilities Marian Corker Ken Davis Derbyshire Coalition of Disabled People Vic Finkelstein Open University Sally French Brunel University Bernard Leach Manchester Metropolitan University Dick Leaman Lambeth Accord Ann Macfarlane Consultant Disability Services Sue Napolitano Brenda Smith City University Ossie Stuart University of York Sian Vasey, TV Producer and Presenter for 'Does He Take Sugar?' Collette Welch London Borough of Waltham Forest Sallie Withers Herefordshire Lifestyles Ray Woolfe Keele University