Showing posts with label disability. Show all posts
Showing posts with label disability. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Disability, geography of

Jacobson, R. D. (2006) Disability, geography of. In: Warf, B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Sage: London. pp. 109-111. Invited


 The term disability is contested; used in many different ways in different contexts, and increasingly narrowly defined in legal terms with recent legislation. In general disability is the study of people with mind and body differences, commonly referred to as physical and / or mental impairments, and the interactions between society and the capacity of disabled people to function as independent individuals.  Geography of disability explores disabled peoples’ experiences of space and place, investigating the relationships between the geographical environment, the nature of an individual’s impairment and the role of society as a mechanism for
including or marginalizing people with disabilities.