"Make cities accessible, keep persons with disabilities visible"

A disabled boy plays with his wheelchair in a rehabilitation center. Photo: Masaru Goto/World Bank

One of the ways to break down the stigma faced by persons with disabilities is to make cities more accessible to them.

That's the view of Victor Calise, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, who oversees accessibility projects throughout the "Big Apple".

Mr Calise became involved with protection of the rights of disabled persons after he sustained a spinal cord injury 22 years ago.

This Saturday, 3 December, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Andita Listyarini spoke to Mr Calise and began by asking his definition of "NYC for all".

Duration: 4'19"

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