Ron McCallum

Born at the Right Time

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 Blind since birth, Ron regards himself as fortunate to have been born at a time when ever improving technology has enabled him to live a rich and full life, and to become a professor of law at one of Australia's most prestigious universities.

Ron McCallum AO is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, the first totally blind person to be appointed to a full professorship at any university in Australia. He has been chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva, has received a Centenary Medal for his work, and was the 2011 Senior Australian of the Year.

'Ron McCallum's life story is both fascinating and inspiring.' - Julian Morrow, The Chaser

'A moving book on the life of a brilliant man who often "saw" the needs of our world more clearly than the sighted people around him.' - The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Past Justice of the High Court of Australia

'In this warm, wise and witty memoir, he makes us see his remarkable life.' Deborah Glass OBE, Victorian Ombudsman

'Ron has lived through a period of major changes in society, technology and the lives of people with disabilities. His description of his life full of challenges and his many successes is inspiring.' Maryanne Diamond AO, former President of the World Blind Union

Category: Other books
ISBN: 9781760875015
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: July 2019
Page Extent: 240
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Disability: social aspects

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