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We sadly say goodbye to Mike Oliver

March 5th, 2019

Today we pay tribute to Mike Oliver who has sadly died. A disability Studies pioneer, whose impact on disability politics & research, globally, has been profound. He is the man behind The Social Model of Disability which changed the way that people view disability and inspired a generation of change.

‘’The social model of disability is a way of viewing the world, developed by disabled people. The model says that people are disabled by barriers in society, not by their impairment or difference. Barriers can be physical, like buildings not having accessible toilets. Or they can be caused by people's attitudes to difference, like assuming disabled people can't do certain things.


The social model helps us recognise barriers that make life harder for disabled people. Removing these barriers creates equality and offers disabled people more independence, choice and control.’’


WECIL continue to view all of our work through the optic of the social model and take pride in introducing and educating others to follow suit. We shall be forever grateful for Mike’s forward thinking research and ideas that have inspired so many.


You can watch Mike Oliver speaking about The Social Model here.


https://youtu.be/gDO6U0-uaoM

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