Sophie Morgan's disability keynote speech breaks down barriers of perceptions that many people have about people with disabilities.
At TEDxBrussels 2011, the idea of building "paraorchestras", which would showcase the talents of disabled musicians worldwide, met with great enthusiasm.
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...that disabled people face daily. More than one billion people worldwide experience some form of disability, the UN and World Bank claimed in their World Report on Disability
A global foundation helps people who are significantly impaired by a physical limitation in their daily lives, and helps improve their integration into the wider society and economy.
...won by a particular nation being an accurate proxy of the way it looks after its disabled. Or is it merely that investment is concentrated in high-profile events like the Paralympics to the detriment of day-to-day care? Or, less cynically, is it just that a particular crop of athletes all happen to come good at the same time?