|About Susanne Berg|
Susanne Berg has been actively involved in the Swedish disability movement since the mid 1980s. She lectures, writes and speaks on a range of subjects from disability history and awareness to accessibility to the physical environment. Susanne sees column writing as therapy, loves her cat and hates descriptions like this.
About Daniela Brafman,
About Steven E. Brown
Brown's publications have been translated into several languages. They Include Independent Living: Theory and Practice, and Investigating a Culture of Disability: Final Report, the result of a prestigious Switzer Fellowship from the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research of the Department of Education, the first funding of its type for research into the field of Disability Culture; A Celebration of Diversity: An Annotated Bibliography About Disability Culture; and two books of poetry, Pain, Plain--and Fancy Rappings: Poetry From the Disability Culture and Voyages: Life Journeys, a monthly online newsletter, the manifesto, and numerous articles.Column
|About Patrick William Connally|
|About Audrey King|
Audrey King, M.A., is an internationally known writer, speaker, and advocate on disability issues. A trained rehabilitation psychologist she is the author of two books, Count Me In (1985) and There's Lint in Your Belly Button (1987), both of which focus on integration of persons with disabilities in society. Ms King has been using ventilator, electric wheelchair and personal assistance since 1952.
|About Dara McLaughlin (www.darasarts.com)|
Dara McLaughlin is a writer and visual artist. Her award winning poetry and stories have been published in literary magazines and anthologies. Her autobiographical poetry collection, A Map of This World, was released in 1999. Dara teaches poetry, coordinates writing workshops, and is an advocacy speaker for disability issues and education. Raised in New York, Dara moved to New Mexico six years ago,and works from her studio on a mesa overlooking The Rio Grande.Column
|About Adolf Ratzka|
See Curriculum Vitae.Column
|About Michael Seifu|
I am in my mid thirties [Februray 2004]. With an M.Sc in Economics, I am a senior economist in a government office in Ethiopia. Have strong interest in applied research work to improve the lives of the poor. Produced a number of papers on related issues. I have first hand experience about disability as I have one that limits my mobility.Am very much in support of the spirit of the independence movement, although it is only recently I actually started involving myself to such activities. Believe strongly in the power of information exchange; love watching soccer, writing articles.
|About Karen G. Stone|