Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Model amplifys the agency of disabled people who experience inequality due to discrimination. The Civil Rights model portrays disabled people as part of a powerful community with legitimate political grievances. We have civil rights (such as accessibility and fair compensation) that we fight for, just like other any other marginalized group in society.

*Our definition of Civil Rights was informed by Beth Haller’s definition in Disability & Media Matters.

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