“Can Disabled People Fly High?”
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Dr. Tom Shakespeare, University of East Anglia
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About the seminar:
Often, analyses of disability stress either the difficulties of living with impairment, or the difficulties of living in a disabling world. Yet we know that some disabled people flourish, and indeed that some disabled people have been among the most successful in history. Is this all down to luck or pluck? Can high achievers be role models? Can we reclaim ‘inspiration’? This talk will explore how we can remove barriers and enable more disabled people to achieve at high levels.
About the Speaker:
Tom Shakespeare is senior lecturer in medical sociology at Norwich Medical School,University of East Anglia. Previously, he worked for World Health Organization, where he was an author and editor of the World Report on Disability (WHO 2011). His books include Disability Rights and Wrongs (2006, 2013), and Disability Research Today (2015).
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