The Enabled Environments project used a social model of disability, which understands disability to be the product of the interaction between individuals and their environment, rather than a problem of the individual in isolation (Hahn, 1986). The project identified and examined the environmental and attitudinal barriers that work against legislation and support programmes achieving the full integration of people with disabilities. Having identified these barriers, the research explored practical means of overcoming them through consultation with people with disabilities, their families, and the service providers.
The research took place in Pretoria, South Africa and New Delhi, India. This report presents highlights from the study.