Larry Becker is a Fellow of Hollins University and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, College of William & Mary. His teaching and writing in academic philosophy has focused on ethics, social and political philosophy, and legal philosophy. He had respiratory polio at the age of 13 (class of 1952), and has had an association with Post-Polio Health International since its beginnings, serving on its board of directors from 2000-2011. His most recent book is titled “Habilitation, Health, and Agency: a Framework for Basic Justice”. His presentation connects some themes from that book to his personal reflections on living with a disability.
The following video was produced by Post-Polio Health International, USA, in 2014. Post-Polio Health International has generously given Polio Australia permission to embed the video on this website.