Models of Disability
Disabled people, once organised in a movement identified two Models or ways of explaining disability. One created by doctors and other health professionals sees the "problems" in disabled peoples lives as a result of their impairment. The solution is the treatment or cure of the individual. This is called the Medical model.
The second model, created by disabled people sees the problem caused by the way society responds to their needs. By creating barriers in buildings and structures or by not producing information in different formats such as Braille, people with impairments are disabled.