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Disability is a diverse lived experience that is frequently shaped by barriers and exclusions in the context of the city. Definitions of disability that stress the way in which the organization of society serves to disadvantage people by a devaluation of the disabled body shed particular light on the barriers that shape disabled people's access to urban spaces and participation in city life. Inaccessible buildings and transport, or unclear signage, are some of the more obvious manifestations of these barriers. Disabled people and disability groups are, however, increasingly challenging and influencing urban policy processes and decisions about urban space. The experience of disability therefore illuminates processes of social division, exclusion, and resistance which are manifest in, and shape, the urban environment.

Definitions of Disability

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