'Direct Payments' for Personal Assistants for Disabled People: a key to independent living?
Background notes to a verbal presentation at the Centre for Independent Living, Dublin, Conference 'Independent Living 2007,' Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3, Tuesday, June 5th 2007. Internet publication URL: http://www.independentliving.org/docs7/barnes20070605.html
Disability, the organization of work, and the need for change.
Professor Barnes, from the Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds, England points out that, "regardless of their role within the 'conventional' labour market, disabled people are both producers and consumers of a vast array of services upon which many non-disabled people depend; they are, therefore, a fundamental component within this equation." Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs6/barnes20030306.html
Discrimination and the law - the British Experience.
In his presentation at the seminar organized by Independent Living Sweden, Stockholm, and and the Office of the Disability Ombudsman, Professor Colin Barnes of the Disability Research Unit in Leeds, UK, describes the Disability Discrimination Act enacted in 1995 in the UK, why and how the Act came into being, and why the Act is a mistake. He notes that the result of policies in general has been to create dependence for disabled people instead of independence which is what disabled people want and have a right to. Conference on Legislation for Human Rights Stockholm, Sweden, 1998-08-24. Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs1/hr6.html.