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- December 8, 2013 - I've now seen Regan Brashear's wonderfully thought-provoking documentary, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, twice, most recently, last night at the DREDF co-sponsored screening here at the Ed Roberts Campus. To my surprise, I'm accepting that I may well be "transhuman" or "The Six Million Dollar Co-Payment."
- November 27, 2013 - Independent living in Kathmandu is challenging — like I mentioned, there is no accessible transit, there are very few sidewalks and no curb cuts, and the streets are not safe (traffic is chaotic). There is very little accessible housing, and before CIL, no personal assistance services. Additionally, all assistive devices, until very recently, came from outside the country and were difficult to get. (Whirlwind Wheelchairs — they're interested in talking to you.) ...
- November 26, 2013 - Rakshya and Nirmala told me to expect to meet 20 women who were interested in joining one of the new Self Help Groups for women with disabilities (including Dalit women with disabilities) that are the focus of our joint project. We were greeted by 48 women! Some women had disabilities, some were parents and others were friends, family members or local activists. Many had walked or ridden a minibus for up to two hours to attend. Attendance was evidence of FEDO and NDWA's strong outreach and networking throughout Nepal. ...
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