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Disability and religion

The intersection of disability and religion concentrates on the manner in which disabled people are treated within religious communities, the religious texts of those religions, or the general input from religious discourse on matters relating to disability. Studies on the relationship between religion and disability vary widely, with some postulating the existence of ableism and others viewing religion as a primary medium through which to assist disabled people. Religious exhortation often prompts adherents to treat people with disabilities with deference, however when the disability cons ...

Disability benefits

Armed Forces Independence Payment is paid to former members of the armed forces who were left disabled after being injured while in the armed services after 6 April 2005. War Disablement Pension is paid to people who became disabled as a result of an injury or illness that occurred or was aggrovated as a result of serving for the armed services. The injury must have occurred before 6 April 2005.

Disability etiquette

Disability etiquette is a set of guidelines dealing specifically with how to approach a person with a disability. There is no consensus on when this phrase first came into use, although it most likely grew out of the Disability Rights Movement that began in the early 1970s. The concept may have started as a cynical play on existing rule sheets, written for audiences without a disability, that were seen as patronizing by civil rights activists.

Disability insurance

Disability Insurance, often called DI or disability income insurance, or income protection, is a form of insurance that insures the beneficiarys earned income against the risk that a disability creates a barrier for a worker to complete the core functions of their work. For example, the worker may suffer from an inability to maintain composure in the case of psychological disorders or an injury, illness or condition that causes physical impairment or incapacity to work. It encompasses paid sick leave, short-term disability benefits, and long-term disability benefits. Statistics show that i ...

Disability pretender

A disability pretender is subculture term meaning a person who behaves as if he or she were disabled. It may be classified as a type of factitious disorder or as a medical fetishism. One theory is that pretenders may be the "missing link" between devotees and wannabes, demonstrating an assumed continuum between those merely attracted to people with disabilities and those who actively wish to become disabled. Many wannabes use pretending as a way to appease the intense emotional pain related to having body integrity identity disorder. Pretending takes a variety of forms. Some chatroom users ...

Geography of disability

Geography of disability is a branch of Human Geography focusing on the disabled or impairs and their experience. Disability refers to individuals with physical and intellectual impairments. The difference between the disability and impairment is that disability is the restriction of the ability caused by the actual decrement of functioning, aka impairment, of the individual. The Geography of disability studies the experience of disabled people and examines the relationship between the disability and space, ranging from the accessibility, mobility and the landscape, in terms of socio-econom ...

Brian Glenney

Brian Glenney is an American Philosopher and Graffiti Artist most known for co-founding a street art project turned movement known as the Accessible Icon Project. The movement re-designed the International Symbol of Access to display an active, engaged image with focus on the person with disability." It was intended as a kind of radical statement,” says Elizabeth Guffey, author of Designing Disability: Symbols, Space, and Society and professor of art history at SUNY Purchase." The very oddity of it is people started taking it seriously as a new symbol, and it’s such a weird life that it’s ...

Maria Grzegorzewska

Maria Grzegorzewska was a Polish educator, who brought the special education movement to Poland. Born to a family from the Zmudz region, she was strongly influenced by her parents beliefs in humanitarianism. After attending clandestine schools to earn her basic education from Polish rather than Russian educators, she obtained her teaching credentials in Lithuania. She continued her education at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and in 1913 joined her countrywoman, Jozefa Joteyko in Brussels to study at the International Paedological Faculty. When her studies in Belgium were interrupted ...

Impairment rating

An impairment rating is a percentage intended to represent the degree of an individuals impairment, which is a deviation away from ones normal health status and functionality. Impairment is distinct from disability. An individuals impairment rating is based on the restrictive impact of an impairment, whereas disability is broadly the consequences ones impairment. Impairment ratings given to an individual by different medical examiners are sometimes problematically inconsistent with each other.

Killing of disabled children in Uganda

In some parts of Uganda, disabled children are put to death. In traditional rituals, infant body parts are claimed to bring benefits. Those who continue these practices describe it as "mercy killing", meaning that the children are spared from enduring painful disabilities.