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Humanities Fiction: Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality, Social Class, Disability

Themes of Disability

Whether an individual has a congenital, gradual, or traumatic disability, it exerts a major influence on his or her own values and worldviews. Physical disabilities are often globally debilitating and can affect emotional and intellectual arenas. Recognizing that there is more to the individual with a disability is essential, as it will assist in disengaging the attitudinal barriers they face and will empower them to be viewed as the person they really are.--"Disability." Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice