Levers of Success: When Disabled People Thrive in Africa
University of Brighton
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Many barriers face disabled people, nowhere more so than in Africa. Yet despite poverty and reduced life expectancy, Africa has many resilient and successful disabled people. From ESRC/DFID funded qualitative research with physically and sensory impaired people in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia, this talk tells their stories of succeeding against the odds.
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Professor Tom Shakespeare FBA, International Centre for Evidence in Disability at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is the author of many academic books. His involvement with the disabled people's movement spans over 30 years.