Disability affects all of us
The World Health Organization estimates that over a billion people, about 15% of the world's population, have some form of disability.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Describes an extremely diverse group of people with different abilities and functional capabilities, which spans age, race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
What is disability?
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health advanced the understanding and measurement of disability.
Disability refers to difficulties encountered in any or all three areas of functioning.
Disability arises from the interaction of health conditions with contextual factors.
Are problems in body function or alterations in body structure
Are difficulties in executing activities
Are problems with involvement in any area of life
functioning is categorized in 3 inter-connected areas
Describes the world in which people with different levels of functioning must live and act
Such as motivation and self esteem, which can influence how much a person participates in society
contextual factors are classified in two area
The icf treats disability as a continuum rather than categorizing people with disabilities as separate groups:
disability is a matter of more or less, not yes or no
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