Visiting Ashoka Fellow, Bapu Trust, Pune, India; Senior Advocacy Officer, Mental Disability Advocacy Center, Budapest, Hungary
Disability is often associated with deficits. It is believed that particular impairments render persons with disabilities incapable of or unable to carry out certain kind of activities. However this is an incomplete understanding of the lived reality of persons with disability. Persons with disabilities can, like all others, undertake all activities with appropriate capability development in an empowering environment.
It is this deficits perspective which causes people to think that blind persons would be unable to do mathematics. The lecture would illustratively demonstrate how blindness contributes to mathematical vision and would argue for requisite support to blind persons to do mathematics.