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Rawlinson, Jacqui (Part 4 of 7). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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  • Interviewees

    Rawlinson, Jacqui, 1951- (speaker, female)

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    Gilbert, Marie (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 4 (Tape 3 Side A): A-levels and careers advisers. The Spastics Society assessment. Interview at County Hall for Lancashire County Council. British Aircraft Corporation took JR on as a trainee programmer in 1969. Electric typewriter on loan from Spastics Society. Computing industry for 27 years. Training new programmers. BA programmers outsourced to American company Computer Sciences in Chorley. In 1993, JR was elected to the Executive Council of Scope. Collapsed at work aged 46. Visit to Scope specialist in cp. Retired on health grounds. Uphill Ski Club holiday in 1981. JR became Regional Committee Vice Chairman. Eight years on Executive Council of Scope, including one year as Vice Chairman.

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    Interviewed for the project 'Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy'; a project conducted by Scope in partnership with the British Library, financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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    Jacqui Rawlinson interviewed by Marie Gilbert: full transcript of the interview (PDF)

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    'Speaking For Ourselves' project website, including resources, information for schools and news

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