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Participatory and emancipatory approach in disability research. Possible allies for supporting active citizenship, civil rights and actions of social innovation.

August 2016

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Participatory and emancipatory approaches in disability research are addressed through three research questions related to: the extent the participatory approach can encourage an active citizenship paradigm for the involvement of disabled people; the extent emancipation through research can contribute to the affirmation of a civil rights model of disability; and the extent it is possible to consider these approaches as tools that can support the design and implementation of socially innovative actions. The paper considers the academic literature and a reviews international documents, assuming a disability perspective

Considering Disability Journal. DOI: 10.17774/CDJ12015.2.2057584

Community based rehabilitation (CBR)


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This document contains personal reflections from the IDDC coordinator, Sue Stubbs on community-based rehabilitation. They are drawn from 10 years' experience working in the field of international disability and development

Global initiative to enfranchise people with disabilities


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Includes information about model programs used in developing and industrialised nations to ensure that people with disabilities can exercise their universal right to vote. The website also contains research, important articles and links. The website is fully accessible to Internet users with disabilities


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