This Ugandan disability research project was concluded in the end of September. From my part, it was concluded when findings were delivered back to the Ugandan disability movement in October during my last visit to Uganda. I had three main activities to deliver the findings.
Firstly, I visited the three deaf women in villages whom I interviewed during my visit in 2008. Popular version of the book was produced so that those who are illiterate also receive findings and information in the colour-printed pictures. Obviously, pictures also have shortcomings and cannot reach, for instance, those with visual impairments. However, as I focused on deaf women in my research, I decided this way of delivering messages. I visited their homes one by one, and gave both popular version and a copy of my book to these three deaf women. I was very happy to see them again, while they also welcomed me with big smile. One of their family members said, “I didn’t know that a mzungu (white) could love us so much.” I felt complicated by this statement, because of the perception generally attached to white people who only use them and leave them. This is something to think about for my future work, definitely.