Disability Policy & Resource Specialist
803-779-5121 ext. 243
Duncan Winburn is Able SC’s Disability Policy and Resource Specialist. He teaches other Centers for Independent Living how to advocate for people with disabilities if a medical emergency happens, like COVID-19. Because Duncan was born without the use of his legs, he recognized how much people with disabilities could contribute to society. He has spent most of his life educating people with and without disabilities about how people with disabilities can be just as beneficial to society as their non-disabled peers.
Duncan is also an adjunct professor at the USC School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students what patients with disabilities go through and how to treat them. In high school, he helped organize an annual event where the art students would teach students with disabilities how to make art. Before graduating from Furman University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, he advocated for several changes to make the campus more accessible. He also educated people about and supported South Carolina’s ban on subminimum wage. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with his parents and brother.