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As much independence and freedom as possible in everyday life - for everyone

"Hi, I'm Saskia and I live with GNE myopathy (GNEM), a very rare muscle disease. Since 2011, I use an electric wheelchair controlled by hand with a joystick. As my arms and hands are getting weaker and weaker, I find it increasingly difficult to control it ...

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"When we see more people with disabilities represented in the media, we begin to perceive disabilities as part of the normal spectrum of human experience" - Haben Girma, Disability rights advocate, speaker, and author

Stepping Stones to Inclusion: The Power of Disability Representation

"When we see more people with disabilities represented in the media, we begin to perceive disabilities as part of the normal spectrum of human experience" - Haben Girma, Disability rights advocate, speaker, and author Inclusion is a fundamental right re ...

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"The real disability is the attitudes we hold, and the barriers we create, rather than any medical condition." - Aimee Mullins Athlete, actress & fashion model

Stepping Stones to Inclusion: #endableism

"The real disability is the attitudes we hold, and the barriers we create, rather than any medical condition." - Aimee Mullins, Athlete, actress & fashion model Which concrete steps can we take towards a more equitable society? We’ve already enquired ab ...

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"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." - Christopher Reeve, Actor and disability rights activist

Stepping Stones to Inclusion: Empowerment

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." - Christopher Reeve, Actor and disability rights activist Empowerment is the act of building strength and confidence. When it comes to ...

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"I wish for a world that views disability, mental or physical, not as a hindrance but as unique attributes that can be seen as powerful assets if given the right opportunities." - Oliver Sacks British neurologist and author

Stepping Stones to Inclusion: Reframing Disability

"I wish for a world that views disability, mental or physical, not as a hindrance but as unique attributes that can be seen as powerful assets if given the right opportunities." - Oliver Sacks British neurologist and author People with disabilities are ...

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