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Lady Bracknell | 11:07 UK time, Monday, 8 May 2006

If you've ever thought that models of disability should be left to the academics because they're too confusing for the average crip on the street, or that they don't have any relevance to your own life, this might change your mind.

Helping the Handicapped is a series of slides designed by British disabled artist Ju Gosling. The slides, illustrated with photos of dolls, break the major sociological disability models down to their most basic components. This technique makes the differences between the models very clear.

Before rushing headlong to condemn the use of the dreaded 'h' word in the title, you might want to read the lecture Ju delivered to accompany the slides, in which she explains exactly why she chose it.

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  • At 12:44 PM on 08 May 2006, Chris Page wrote:

Yes, I saw this a while ago. I think it's an interesting and provocative (hopefully) way of illustrating the situation.

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