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Munday, Dorcas (Part 13 of 22). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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    Munday, Dorcas, 1947- (speaker, female)

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    Mann, Philip (speaker, male)

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    Part 13 (Tape 8 Side A): In late 60’s Dorcas became a trustee for SEQUAL (Special Equipment and Aids for Living), providing communication equipment for disabled people. SEQUAL aims to provide anything from a computer adaptation to a page turner. Equipment costs from £5 to £6,000. Technological advances. Trustee for Ability Northampton, previously called Council for the Disabled. Dorcas voted to change the name. DDA (Disability Discrimination Act). Access problems and architects. Aged 18-20, Dorcas won the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award at Buckingham Palace. Involvement with Wellingborough Youth Council and Community Service Volunteers. For 19 years she ran a PHAB group. Now there are more chances for disabled people to join in.

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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

  • Related transcripts

    Dorcas Munday interviewed by Phil Hills: 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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