Lennard Davis has recently argued that the era of the normal is over, and
diversity is the new normal,
except for disability.
He says that disability is not part of our new cultural celebration of diversity — that impairment is the area where we still cling to a medical model and denigrate difference.
Source: Lennard Davis, “The End of Normal: Multiculturalism, Disability & Diversity,” The Ethics of Disability Studies Speaker Series, put on by the Columbia University Department of English & Comparative Literature, the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and the Center for American Studies (Apr. 1, 2011); see also Lennard J. Davis, Why Is Disability Missing from the Discourse on Diversity?, Chron. Higher Educ., Sept. 25, 2011
http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Is-Disability-Missing-From/129088 IN Elisabeth F. Emens, Disabling Attitudes: U.S. Disability Law and the ADA Amendments Act American Society of Comparative Law, 2012.