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Finding a way / Graeme Innes
Bib ID 6970718
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Innes, Graeme, author
 
Description St Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2016 
©2016 
285 pages : portraits ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9780702254079 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 9780702257261 (PDF)
9780702257278 (ePub)
9780702257285 (kindle)
Summary

Blind from birth, Graeme Innes was blessed. Blessed because he had a family who refused to view his blindness as a handicap and who instilled in him a belief in his own abilities. Blessed because he had the determination to persevere when obstacles were put in his way. And now, after a long and successful career - from lawyer to company director to Human Rights Commissioner - he has written his story. Finding a Way shares his memories of love and support, of challenges and failures, and of overcoming the discrimination so many people with disabilities face. He writes of the importance of family, the value of courage and the unique experience of a life without one sense but with heightened awareness of the others. Alongside his life story, Innes shares ideas on advocacy for people with disabilities and outlines what remains to be done to fully include people with disabilities in Australian society. This fascinating and moving book offers a new perspective on supporting diversity in our community.

Notes

Portraits on endpapers.

Braille on front cover.

Subjects Innes, Graeme.  |  Blind -- Australia -- Biography.  |  People with disabilities -- Australia.  |  Families -- Australia.  |  Blind lawyers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Human rights advocacy -- Australia.  |  Australian

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