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Dilmurad Yusupov

This is a personal blog where I reflect on my research experiences with people with physical and sensory impairments and learning disabilities in Uzbekistan. I am interested in anthropology of disability, participatory methods, inclusion and social change.

Back in July 2021, Sophie Ibbotson, Uzbekistan's Tourism Ambassador to the UK, invited me to contribute to the forthcoming OCA Magazine issue on UK-Uzbekistan bilateral relations and write about why social inclusion and accessibility in the arts and culture is so important. The article was published in...

Illustration: Eldos Fazylbekov / Gazeta.uz The involvement of blind and visually impaired teachers in the education system is necessary for the promotion of inclusion in this field of Uzbekistan. But have equal conditions and opportunities been created for them to carry out teaching activities like teachers without...

Photo: Abdulaziz Salimov, a blind Mathematics student at the National University of Uzbekistan, by Konstantin Bashlaev How are disability-inclusive employment and innovations interconnected? Why is inclusivity in the field of information and communication technologies of practical importance for persons with disabilities and society and business in...

Photo: Deaf Muslim women at a local mosque in Tashkent greeting each other This working paper resulted from my doctoral research fieldwork conducted in Tashkent in 2018-2019. It now seems to me that I would never think about the relationship between disability and religious inequality if...

Photo: Xalq So‘zi A state-run Uzbek newspaper Xalq So‘zi (People's Word) reports that on June 7, 2021, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signs the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (New York,...

Illustration by David Werner, 1998, "Nothing About Us Without Us: Developing Innovative Technologies For, By and With Disabled Persons". Does the recently established Interagency Council on the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities represent the rights and interests of people with disabilities and their organisations? Together with...

Illustration: Eldos Fazylbekov / Gazeta.uz What is the essence and principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Why it cannot be equated with charity and how best to implement projects useful to society? Together with a CSR specialist, founder and director of the consulting company CARE CSR,...