“People get excluded, socially excluded, because of their health condition,” says Professor Emerson, “not because the health condition does it but because the cultural expectations, the way society works, means that they are being excluded. “It’s the disadvantage faced by people with disabilities which really generates and creates their poorer health. It’s not about impairment; it’s about being disabled. It’s about being marginalised and disadvantaged in the society in which you live.”

Source: How attitudes disable | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne