Disability and Autonomy: The Case of Bulgaria

Troeva, Blagovesta (2014) Disability and Autonomy: The Case of Bulgaria. GLOBI - Global Observatory for Inclusion.

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The article explores notions of disability worldwide and identifies those shaping the disability
discourse and policies in Bulgaria. It reflects on how these policies relate to two of the major
aspects of personal autonomy – autonomy of movement and access to employment. In spite of
major legislative changes in recent years, Bulgarian people with disabilities still face considerable
barriers to social participation. Independent living is hampered by factors such as inaccessible
architectural environment and transport services, inadequate system of disability assessment and
assistance provision, and high rates of unemployment. Further steps for introducing changes in
these areas should be accompanied by more rigorous monitoring and accountability standards, as
well as by raising awareness of disability in the community.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Sociology.Anthropology > Social interaction. Social processes
Sociology.Anthropology > Social sciences
ID Code:3800
Deposited By: Ms Blagovesta Troeva
Deposited On:15 Aug 2018 06:17
Last Modified:15 Aug 2018 06:17

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