Penyandang Disabilitas Di Indonesia: Perkembangan Istilah Dan Definisi

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Research reveal that disability awareness and public understanding of persons with disabilities closely related with discriminative behaviour that they experience in their everyday lives. Common understanding about persons with disabilities around the world, including Indonesian, mostly are negative disability awareness. This negative awareness due to public tend to define, or understand, and treat person with disability nowadays mostly with perspectives dominated by normality’s concept, that implicated to stigmatisation and discrimination towards persons with disabilities. This happened in the world, including Indonesia, caused by lack of dissemination of information and education officially from government or authorities, and also from scientific research. This article aims to describe the review of the literature about understandings of persons with disabilities. It is expected that this article would contribute to overcome a lack of information and education about disabilities and persons with disabilities, and provide appropriate understanding and behaviour that respecting the rights of Indonesian people with disabilities.
Original languageIndonesian
Pages (from-to)127-142
JournalJurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • disability awareness
  • penyandang disabilitas
  • penyandang cacat
  • tuna
  • difabel

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