Adolf D. Ratzka, PhD, Interviews and Profiles

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Curriculum Vitae

Interviews and Profiles

2009  Interview with Adolf Ratzka during ENIL's Strasbourg Freedom Drive by Dr. Paul Durke

Adolf Ratzka reflects on the slow progress disabled people have been making during the last decades, the strong powers behind institutionalization, and describes how the Swedish Independent Living Movement introduced direct payments for personal assistance.

Adolf Ratzka interviewed at the ENIL Freedom Drive Conference in Strasbourg from Paul Darke on Vimeo.

 

1970 Adolf Ratzka as a student at University of California, Los Angeles interviewed by filmmaker Werner Herzog

Adolf Ratzka in his dormitory room together with his personal assistant Mark Kitzman, on the accessible UCLA campus and driving one of the first converted vans from his wheelchair. Clips of Behinderte Zukunft (Handicapped Future) by Werner Herzog. Copyright Werner Herzog Film.


2002 "Myten om Sverige", interview with Adolf Ratzka by Johan Lundeqvist, GIL (in Swedish)
Adolf Ratzka intervjuas i sitt hem om hur han upplevde Sverige när han flyttade hit från USA, om hans syn på dåvarande hemtjänst och färdtjänst och om den svenska Independent Living-rörelsens början. "Bilden av Sverige som land för personer med funktionsnedsättningar är redan bra - nu måste även verkligheten bli bra".
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