Writings on Disability and Media

By Patricia Chadwick

Blind children in a classroom with Braille books.
The Long Road to a Brighter Future – Can news and information pave the way to a better life for people with disabilities in China?
Two women talk with a boy in a wheelchair.
Voices of the Disabled in Afghanistan: A disabled activist in Afghanistan helps other disabled women get education and job training

A group of disabled protesters.
A Deaf Journalist in Nigeria Fights to Advance Disability Rights: Julius Shemang, the Chairman of the Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities Kaduna State, has been at the forefront of the call for a disability rights law in Nigeria.
Four women wearing head scarves stand outside.
Information is Critical for People with Disabilities: Emerging from two decades of civil war and lawlessness, Somalia’s people are struggling with poverty and continuing violence. And, as in many societies, people with disabilities are the hardest hit.