Disabilities and rehabilitation

"What's disability to me" series of videos

Hearing directly from people with disabilities about their lives is vital to good research and effective policy. In this series of short films we learn from Rachael, a nurse with disability from the United Kingdom about the obstacles she has overcome in her career; we discover why Faustina, from Tanzania, feels that wheelchairs are so important to people with disabilities; Mia, from Lebanon, shares her experience of discrimination in education; we hear about the efforts of Feliza, from Bolivia, to promote accessibility in her home town; and Bernard from the United States of America tells us about the importance of personal assistance. Each film relates to a different chapter of the World report on disability, launched on 9 June 2011 in New York. Blind aboriginal musician Geoffrey Yunupingu Gurrumul has supplied the soundtrack to the first four films. Bernard’s film was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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