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Rawlinson, Jacqui (Part 2 of 7). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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  • Interviewees

    Rawlinson, Jacqui, 1951- (speaker, female)

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    Gilbert, Marie (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 2 (Tape 1 Side B): Going to secondary school. Envy of grammar school uniform. Mother in hospital in London. Sister left home at the age of 18 when Jacqui was 16. Jacqui became a trainee computer programmer with British Aerospace at the age of 18 in 1969 following a careers assessment from the Spastics Society. Jacqui had to bring her own electric typewriter and had to type code before it went to the punch room. Digital photography and the European computer driving license.

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    Interviewed for the project 'Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy'; a project conducted by Scope in partnership with the British Library, financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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    Jacqui Rawlinson interviewed by Marie Gilbert: full transcript of the interview (PDF)

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    'Speaking For Ourselves' project website, including resources, information for schools and news

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