Talking Vision Episode 366 5th April 2017

April 6, 2017

This week, Stella chats to Paul Mugambi,  a Kenyan student and activist who is in the third month of a two-year scholarship at Australia National University in Canberra. He speaks about what life is like in Kenya for a person is blind - where poverty, misunderstanding from the general public about what blindness is and a lack of basic human rights can take its toll.

Paul began his career in advocacy and policy by chance after a university professor complained that his braille machine was too noisy. Paul spoke up and has never looked back.

He is proud of all of his affirmative action achievements but thinks his greatest legacy is establishing the first sports and activity club for students with disability. Until that time, students with disability were excluded from all sports and activities.

Also on the program, Michael Simpson, General Manager of Client Services  at Vision Australia, discusses the upcoming print disability review and how you can get involved.


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