Deaf-Blind Harvard Law School Graduate
|Haben Girma was the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School. Today the Eritrean-American fights for better education for deaf-blind people worldwide.
Growing up in the US school system, she benefited from accessible technology, such as a digital Braille device – something her elder brother, who is also deaf-blind, was denied in Eritrea. Now she is working as a lawyer to try to improve access to this technology and challenge expectations of people with disabilities. Earlier this year, she met US President Barack Obama. #
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The video is not subtitled, but a transcript is available here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/17_11_15_woa_habengirma.pdf