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Disability and Me – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which this year has the theme โ€˜Not All Disabilities Are Visibleโ€™. As the Students with Disabilities officer, I thought I would share my experiences of being disabled in an ableist world.

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What is disability?

In August 1983, I was almost five years old, and I started school, but unlike my classmates I could not write my own name. I could not write it due to a learning disability called dyspraxia. This meant coordinating the pencil was impossible for me.