|This unique book provides a comprehensive examination of the disability experience. The content focuses on definitions of disability, societal response to people with disabilities, and the experience of disability from the perspectives of individuals with disability. It is organized around broad themes rather than disability categories. With an engaging writing style and extensive and completely updated references, Disability, Society, and the Individual.Third Edition prepares the reader to understand and be able to use complex, important, and new ideas surrounding disability--its experience and social and cultural context. The text includes discussion questions, learning activities, suggested readings, and first-person accounts.