Paralympics 2012: How do people view the wheelchair?

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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.

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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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