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Disability and a Good Life: Thinking through Disability

University of New South Wales via FutureLearn

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Explore disability and reflect on what it means to have a good life

20% of the global population has a disability, which means most of us will have an experience of disability in our lives, whether personally, through family and friends, or in our workplaces and communities.

In this course, you’ll reflect on how disability is part of who we are as human beings. You’ll engage with stories from the diverse lives of people with disabilities, explore contemporary debates, and reflect on the many ways disability is understood and experienced. Above all, you’ll consider what it means to have a good life – and how a good life might be enabled for everyone.

This course is suitable for both beginners and experts wanting to raise their awareness of disability and disability-related issues within a global context. It is appropriate for people with disabilities and their family members, friends and allies; professionals in the care and community service sectors; medical and allied health professionals; educators; built environment professionals; advocates and policy makers; scholars; and lifelong learners.

Thinking through Disability is an appropriate foundation for the course Working with Disability, which looks at disability and its relationship to human rights, access, advocacy and care.

Taught by

Louisa Smith, Kelley Johnson and Leanne Dowse

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