For a number of years disability and disabled people have helped to support an industry of caring professionals, who have sustained the perception of disablement as a ‘problem’, an individualising and distinguishing marker of difference. The force of the Disability Movement has begun to raise a collective consciousness of the lack of rights that disabled people have. Legislative changes in the form of The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) in the United Kingdom and The Americans with Disabilities Act in the USA has been one method of responding to these inequalities. Any study of people at the margins, tends to suggest a sociological bias to the discipline and such is the case with Disability Studies. However, the study of disability crosses academic boundaries and draws on a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, sociology, psychology and history in order to analyse issues concerning the relationship between disability, social justice and political understanding.