Why disability is an asset | Haben Girma | IIS 2016

Published on October 17, 2017 by Team India Inclusion Summit

At India Inclusion Summit 2016, internationally acclaimed accessibility leader Haben Girma talked about inclusion and how disability helped her look for solutions. Haben, the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, in her talk emphasised that we all have a choice to practice inclusion and value it. When Haben entered Harvard in 2010, she was told that that the university never had a deaf blind student before. In turn, Haben said that she had never been to Harvard before. Haben also talked about her love for dancing and exploring a 15-feet high jungle gym. Watch her video to know more. About India Inclusion Summit India Inclusion Summit is a community driven initiative that brings together thought leaders from the field of inclusion to deliberate, discuss and take forward diverse talents available in our society. The Summit is an egalitarian platform attracting people from a range of fields. Along with you, we aspire to create the world’s largest platform that fosters diversity and inclusion in the society. And, we dream to inspire 10 million lives in our journey of inclusion by 2020. Follow IIS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaInclusi… web: http://www.indiainclusionsummit.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/indiainclusion About Haben Girma: Haben Girma has earned recognition as a White House Champion of Change, Forbes 30 under 30, and BBC Women of Africa Hero. The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben advocates for equal access to information for people with disabilities. Because of her disability rights advocacy she has been honored by President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, and many others. Based in San Francisco, Haben enjoys salsa dancing, surfing, and traveling the world. Contact: contact@habengirma.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/habengirma Twitter: https://twitter.com/habengirma Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/habengirma LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/habengirma

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