Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2011
This description of Claudia Cotes's work was prepared when Claudia Cotes was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
It is impossible to think about the full practice of citizenship without access to information. Today, millions of Brazilians with disabilities lead marginalized lives due to the inexistence of shows, newspapers, and radios that use accessible technology. Realizing this, Claudia Cotes founded the Vez da Voz, or Time for a Voice program to democratize access to information and create opportunities for people with disabilities to actively participate in society.
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