What makes you laugh?
Nadine Wettstein: Fortunately, a lot, because I like to laugh. Good jokes – admittedly sometimes quite flat jokes –, situation comedy, my own misadventures, my guide dog ...
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Nadine Wettstein: So far I have always fulfilled my wishes little by little. My last bigger wish was to become self-employed. This summer it was my turn to fulfill me a smaller wish: a short vacation alone with my guide dog. I would like to travel more often, even alone, or just go out and explore new corners in my town. I have made the first step now, but the head cinema still stands somewhat in the way. But most of the time it's not as complicated and exhausting as you might imagine. I just have to tell it myself a few more times ... or just do it instead.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Nadine Wettstein: Picking out a special person is difficult. There were and are a lot, starting of course with my parents, teachers (yes, there are those special ones), superiors, but also friends, acquaintances and comrades-in-arms for accessibility and inclusion. In short, all those who have a vision and see life with different eyes or strengthen my back. Surely there was also one or the other among them, who is not able to do exactly that – those not ;-).
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Nadine Wettstein: I would consider an action in which decision-makers such as politicians and cost bearers, perhaps first of all the members of the Bundestag, see themselves unprepared and surprisingly confronted with a barrier. The motto is: people are not disabled, people get disabled. Maybe I could tear down a barrier in one or the other head and accessibility would no longer be just a word or a cost item for some.