This chapter looks at the potential conflict between the medical and social models of disability in the context of understanding impairments when designing for disabled people. It describes a database which links health conditions to impairments and their consequent impact on activities, and which utilises classification criteria from the World Health Organisation ‘International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF)’. Quotations in italics are from the introduction to this work.
KeywordsBody Function Disable People Social Model International Statistical Classification Medical Terminology
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- For a list of WHO publications, including the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF), and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10), vistt http://www.who.int /dsa/disease8.htm