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Paralympics 2012: How do people view the wheelchair?

  • 11 September 2012
  • From the section Magazine

The London 2012 Paralympics were filled with glorious achievements - multiple medal hauls and dogged fight-backs. But in the afterglow of the Games will the spectacular scenes stay in the memory and change the way disabled people are perceived?

American radio star John Hockenberry, who's used a wheelchair since a car accident more than 30 years ago, explains why he hopes the positives from the Paralympics will endure.

Broadcaster John Hockenberry is host of The Takeaway on US radio station WNYC.

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Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 11 September 2012.

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