Dear Colleagues; Can anyone suggest a critique of the notion of "independence" vis a visdisability? To me, it seems unfair to presume that disabled persons be "independent" when many non-disabled persons "depend" on house cleaners, nannies, gardeners,butlers, an entire assortment of "assistants". Any thoughts? Thanks, Lilith ________________End of message________________ This Disability-Research Discussion list is managed by the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds (www.leeds.ac.uk/disability-studies). Enquiries about list administration should be sent to [log in to unmask] Archives and tools are located at: www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/disability-research.html You can VIEW, POST, JOIN and LEAVE the list by logging in to this web page.