Global Campus MOOC
Disability as a human rights issue:
global and national perspectives
Persons with disabilities are frequently marginalized in society and face numerous challenges in the enjoyment of their human rights. In the past such challenges were seen as an unavoidable consequence of their impairments. More recently, the introduction of a human rights-based model of disability has contributed to a shift in perceptions and attitudes towards them: no longer recipients of medical care and charity or objects of others’ decisions, but holders of rights. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively approach disability from a human rights perspective.