Discovering Hands on the path to internationalisation

  • Duration 56 Min.
  • Video Language en


Discovering Hands is a social enterprise that uses the sense of touch of visually impaired women in the early detection of breast cancer. Through a training tailor-made to their needs, a marginalized target group is empowered and, for the first time, acknowledged by society for their specific talent. The work as a Medical Tactile Examiner enables blind people access to the field of healthcare professions which is generally reserved for sighted people. After successful implementation in Germany and Austria, the social enterprise aims to spread the method internationally. Currently, the implementation process is ongoing in India, Colombia, Mexico and Switzerland.

Speaker:
Frank Hoffmann, discovering hands, Austria
Marisa Mühlböck, discovering hands, Germany
Shalini Khanna Sodhi, NAB INDIA CENTRE FOR BLIND WOMEN & DISABILITY STUDIES, India

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