Disability as a Social Construct: Deaf in the military

Instruction “Disability as a Social Construct: A Case Study”
“Disability as a Social Construct: A Case Study”: The paper based on an interview of an individual who identifies as having a disability. Video of individual story is https://www.ted.com/talks/keith_nolan_deaf_in_the_military
describe the person’s experiences of disability and reflect on how the definition of disability as a social construct is reflected in their story. Views and attitudes of disability should be explored. All sources should be sited in appropriate APA style.

Description of person’s experience of disability – /5
• Uses appropriate language to explain the individual’s current situation
• causing disability
• Demonstrates an understanding of the individual’s lived experience of
• disability

Discussion on how the definition of disability as a social construct is reflected in
their story – /15
• Demonstrates an understanding of the social constructionism of disability
• Fully applies the social constructionism concepts to this particular case
• Views and attitudes of disability explored
• Integration of lecture material and readings
• Demonstrates self-reflection on the topic

Quality of writing – /5
• Spelling and grammar
• Within page/word limit
• Variety of sources used
• Correct use of APA referencing

An paper will:
• Give an exceptionally clear and concise description of the person’s experience of
• disability
• Have taken a risk in who was interviewed and how this topic was approached
• Demonstrate a deep understanding of the social constructionism of disability and
• its application to this case
• Explore views and attitudes of disability in-depth
• Integrate lecture material and readings as well as sources beyond class materials
• Demonstrate self-reflection on the topic of disability as a social construct
• Use exceptional spelling/grammar and use of APA referencing