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Living a Barrier Free Life with Gregory Burns!

Our face-to-face program on disability awareness for elementary and junior high school students through The University of Kitakyushu's extension course explored the concept of “barrier-free” in depth through multi-sensory spaces and envisioning what actions they would take in different situations.

The highlight of the program was an interview with Paralympian swimmer, artist, and author, Gregory Burns who represented the United States at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Paralympic Games. In this program, he spoke about his thoughts and experiences of having a physical disability and what barrier-free means to him.

The kids talked about their own connections and interactions with people with disabilities, and wanting to be able to overcome whatever barriers they might face in the future.

Watch the interview with Gregory!

Meet Gregory Burns!

Mr. Burns represented the U.S. in swimming at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Paralympic Games. He is currently active around the world as an artist and speaker.

Find Gregory at:

Instagram: GregoryBurnsArt

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