Disability and the Rhetoric of Inclusive Higher Education

2004 Journal of Further and Higher Education  
The social model of disability states that many people have many impairments, but that it is only by the ableist society in which they live that they are disabled. In considering just how inclusive Higher Education is for said people, this short paper proposes a long-overdue modernisation of the ableist way in which undergraduates are taught. As a traditional, goldstandard university subject, direct reference is made to the study of English, but the conclusion will be pertinent to other
more » ... nes. Similarly, though the paper cites the case of people with impaired vision, the findings are relevant to Deaf people and to people who are disabled in general.
doi:10.1080/0309877042000298849 fatcat:yq4tnrp2yfhfdcypq5ure53x7i