Photovoice: Life Through the Eyes of People with Disability in North India

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Nathan Grills
Gillian Portor
Raj Kumar
Jubin Varghese


Photo voice, disability, community-based rehabilitation


The authors used photovoice methodology to gain insight into the lives of 18 people with disabilities in rural North India. This project provided participants with an opportunity to express their joys and difficulties and provided important insights to help structure future programs and supports within the community. 

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