• Abstract

    Recently, there has been a rising acknowledgment of the significance of social inclusion (SI) for people with disabilities. SI is the active involvement and engagement of all persons in society's social, cultural, economic, and political elements. It includes equal rights, opportunities, and access to resources, as well as the removal of obstacles that prevent full participation. While the capacity of the arts to foster SI is recognized, impediments to SI for disabled individuals in the arts remain under researched. The paper identifies barriers to SI for inactivated individuals among the performing arts between four dimensions, according to 34 semi structured interviews with people with disabilities and people from the four arts who are not disabled. The study supports the social model of disability by highlighting societal barriers that are being constructed with smaller consideration toward the requirements of individuals having disabilities. The findings demonstrate that disabled people can gain from the arts and develop into more approachable, engaged, creative self-expressers, and voices. Beyond the social inclusion of individuals with impairments in the arts, they also have other consequences. Our approach conceptualizes these four obstacles to management changing so that disabled individuals may participate in society.

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Chheda, K., Baxi, P., Agarwal, T., Varma, P., & Jha, A. M. (2024). Perspectives on barriers to Social Inclusion (SI) for disabled individuals in the performing arts. Multidisciplinary Reviews, 6, 2023ss048. https://doi.org/10.31893/multirev.2023ss048
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