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Critical Disability: Power, Identity, and Systems Change (Raymaker)

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    People with disabilities experience inequities in all areas of life. Disabled people have worse access to healthcare, worse health, and worse life outcomes than non-disabled people. They are more likely to be denied an education, or to be unemployed—even when highly trained. People with disabilities are underrepresented or excluded from policy decisions, even when the policy is about disability. In arts and culture, both disability and disabled creators remain scarce. Despite how common disability is, people with disabilities remain both systemically and systematically disempowered, devalued, and marginalized. Critical disability offers tools to perceive the mechanisms behind these inequities. Once exposed, it is possible to understand them them. Once understood, it is possible to change them.

    Thumbnail: Critical disability in action. (Unsplash License; Zachary Kyra-Derksen via Unsplash)

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