Original Title: Schreien nützt nichts
Hardcover with jacket,
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 Inches
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Publishing House: Südwest
Date of publication:
March 28, 2011
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A plea for equal rights and opportunities
Helene Jarmer, a member of the Austrian federal parliament, is the first deaf member of a parliament in the German-speaking realm. The fact that there were negative as well as positive reactions to her election shows that much still needs to be done to further equal rights and minimize discrimination of handicapped people. Helene Jarmer lost her hearing in a car accident when she was two years old. Her parents gave her extensive support, making possible her attending the Higher Technical Institute, which she followed by studying education at the University of Vienna – a path filled with hurdles for those with handicaps. With her autobiography, filled with thoughtful critiques of society, she advocates for more tolerance, more self-determination, and more cooperative social contact without unneeded barriers.
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