Find the meaning of the words in bold in the dictionary at the end of the document.
Cortex will have videos and podcasts on the internet.
A podcast is an interview that you can listen to on-line.
These video and podcast will talk about:
- People with intellectual disabilities
- Being independent
Being independent means that you live on your own
and are part of the community.
For example, Cortex did an interview with a guy called Axel Zori.
Axel is a runner, and he is training for the
Paralympics games that are happening in 2024 in Paris.
He is blind.
Cortex wants to give people the chance to listen to things.
The content is in easy-to-read.
this way everyone can understand what is written.
The person who created Cortex is a man guy
Benjamin Laurent and he had help from Gapas.
Gapas is an organsation that has been created
to help people with intellectual disabilities.
He also created the studio called Parolox.
a studio is where podcasts and video are made.
Cortex offers around 80 hours video and podcast.
This is around 3 days and 3 nights.
Cortex costs around 6 euro a month.
People with intellectual disabilities who live in
France are around 12 million.
12 million is a lot of people with intellectual disabilities.
But it is not talked about in the news.
This is like.
That is the number 1 problem.
That is why disability is not well known.
That is why people with intellectual disabilities feel left out.
Because of this people with intellectual disabilities
feel discriminated against and left out.
The second problem is that media are not
very accessible for people with intellectual disabilities who want to have a job
Accessible needs to be easier for all
people with intellectual disabilities.
The final problem is that not a lot of
people with intellectual disabilities work in the media.
Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.
This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.
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