This thesis explores the commonalities and differences of the lived experience of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Kampala, Uganda. The endeavor of this study has been to create new references for understanding the lived experience of the embodied selves of PWDs. The thesis has identified various barriers and opportunities to participation for persons with visual and walking impairments in the mainstream society. Secondly, it has assessed how various agents at different levels of the society: macro, meso and micro negotiate access to participation for PWDs in Kampala. Finally, it has assessed how barriers are overcome in the everyday lives of PWDs, and also how it affects the lived experience of their embodied selves.
Strømsø, Mette (2008) Places of Participation: The Lived Experience of Persons with Disabilities in Kampala/Uganda. MA thesis, Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.