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Munday, Dorcas (Part 15 of 22). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:15

  • Shelf mark

    C1134/23/01-13

  • Subjects

    Cerebral Palsy

  • Recording date

    2005-07-06

  • Interviewees

    Munday, Dorcas, 1947- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Mann, Philip (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 15 (Tape 9 Side A): Computer has enabled Dorcas to communicate with others, find information and do shopping. She types with a plastic knitting needle in her mouth. Writing booklets to help others understand disability. Discussion of her faith. Having her own transport. Why Dorcas uses male carers. Means testing for care was very difficult. Discussion of MBE which she received in 1999.

  • Description

    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)

  • Related links

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

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