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Munday, Dorcas (Part 19 of 22). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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  • Interviewees

    Munday, Dorcas, 1947- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Mann, Philip (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 19 (Tape 11 Side A): Meeting Margaret Morgan, employment officer of the Spastics Society, at Delarue School. Toc H, a community-based charity, took students for walks. Meeting able-bodied people. Camping at Woodlarks. Visits to Paris and Rome. National Gallery. A Picture of Britain with David Dimbleby. Dan Cruickshank’s Eighty Great Treasures. Trips to southern Ireland, St Ives and Canada. People patting Dorcas on the head. Patronising attitude of a restaurant manager. Access and dropped kerbs. Ability Northants access audits. Disability Discrimination Act. Lack of understanding of disability. How the computer has changed Dorcas’s life. Broadband.

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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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