Understanding Disabilities

According to Handicap International, a disability should not be considered as a personal attribute or limited to impairment, but as a situation that results from the interaction between the person and his/her environment.

To reduce situations of disability, it is essential to reduce the external and environmental barriers that prevent participation of people with disabilities on an equal basis with others.

Disability is a relative concept; hence there is no strict definition.

Disability Creation Process – Conceptual Scheme:
Disability Creation Process - Conceptual Scheme