Having a disability or being disabled… an existential question??? Since time immemorial, mankind has had a need to rationalize, classify… Disabilities can be approached through two visions: the medical vision and the social vision. The medical vision of handicaps is based on deficiencies, on “what you don’t have… or don’t have anymore”. This vision proposes a rigorous classification of the different types of disability. But let’s be careful, let’s not fall into the trap of classifying people… We prefer to go by the social vision, which places the disabled person back into their life environment. This vision highlights the responsibilities of each person in maintaining the technical and psychological barriers that allow a legitimate access to autonomy. A new classification has been developed by the WHO, which highlights the role that society plays in the emergence of new disabilities. To be a handicapper or to become a facilitator is finally the choice that has to be made... In the future the one who is a handicapper will also be... payer!
Ukraine: stand together to end the war!
The National Assembly of Disabled People of Ukraine (NADP), on behalf of more than 100 organisations in the country, has appealed to all disabled people's organisations to support humanitarian aid.
Disabled children should exercise for 20 minutes a day, first UK guidelines say
Chief medical officers’ recommendations also include strength and balance activities three times a week
Disabled people should be considered before Covid rules are relaxed
A common theme in disabled people’s experiences of the pandemic has been a sense of profound inequality, writes Gemma Hope
Disabled actress and advocate for disability in the performing arts
Victoria's Secret: the lingerie giant more inclusive?
The lingerie brand breaks the codes and hires Sofia Jirau. She is a model and has Down's syndrome.
Belgium, a bad student for inclusion?
Following Zemmour's discriminatory remarks about the integration of disabled children into the education system, Autonomia wanted to take stock of the situation regarding educational integration in Belgium.
How do you welcome a person with a disability into the company?
The Allyance is organising an event on the theme of "Welcoming disabled people into companies". It will take place on 18 February 2022.
ASPH production catalogue
Many analyses and studies on disability!
- Visual impairment
- Motor impairment
- Hearing impairment
- Cognitive impairment
- Leasure activities
- Raising awareness
- Social and civic life
- Violence and women
Ministers and State Secretaries united for inclusion of persons with disabilities
L'Abbé de l'Épée, a story that must be told
In 1756, the first real public school for the deaf was founded by l'Abbé de l'Épée. However, the battle for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing was not won...
AVJ Pluriel ASBL
"Services for the physically disabled"