The lowdown on being disabled in China March 3, 2022

from Access All: Disability news and talk· ·

As the Winter Paralympics begin in Beijing, join us on a whistle-stop tour of disabled life in China. Jia, a 26-year-old student who uses a wheelchair, says she sees more disabled people out and about in China than ever before, but access to education and the workplace can be challenging. China expert Stephen Hallett, who has a visual impairment, says progress accelerated when Beijing hosted the Summer Paralympics in 2008, but when President XI Jinping came to power, grassroots disability activism was squashed. Presented by Beth Rose. The editor was Damon Rose (no relation) To listen, say "Ask the BBC …



As the Winter Paralympics begin in Beijing, join us on a whistle-stop tour of disabled life in China. Jia, a 26-year-old student who uses a wheelchair, says she sees more disabled people out and about in China than ever before, but access to education and the workplace can be challenging. China expert Stephen Hallett, who has a visual impairment, says progress accelerated when Beijing hosted the Summer Paralympics in 2008, but when President XI Jinping came to power, grassroots disability activism was squashed. Presented by Beth Rose. The editor was Damon Rose (no relation) To listen, say "Ask the BBC for Ouch" to your smart speaker, and subscribe on BBC Sounds. email ouch@bbc.co.uk