Name: Sabine Ochaba
City: Friedrichshafen am Bodensee, Germany
Occupation: Comissioner for the Disabled, historian, blogger and free author
Impairment: Visual impairment
When did you last laugh heartily and what about?
Sabine Ochaba: I’m laughing several times a day, especially at bizarre things.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Sabine Ochaba: Africa is the only continent I haven’t been to. It used to be too dangerous for me. But for 2019 I have found a proper company.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Sabine Ochaba: My maternal grandma. She was the first Montessori-educationist in Germany and supported me very lovingly.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled in your country. What would you do first?
Sabine Ochaba: I would encourage the Federal Ministry of Health to obligate the empathy-lessons in the apprenticeship and academic studies for medical and nursing staff.
Your life is made into a film: Who would represent you?
Sabine Ochaba: Nina Hoss or Veronica Ferres – not only because of the hairstyle but also because of their bond to southern Germany. For the international blockbuster I would prefer Nicole Kidman.
I would like to be ...
Sabine Ochaba: an eagle.
Which questions would you like answered the most?
Sabine Ochaba: When will people with disabilities finally have the same job-options like non-disabled? Why are people with disabilities seen as less worthy than non-disabled? Why are people with disabilities demanded to be thankful?
What I finally want to say?
Sabine Ochaba: Disabilities are not infective!