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Notables with disabilities

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  • Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor (1847 - 1931)
    Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including...
  • Thaddeus Stevens (1792 - 1868)
    Thaddeus Stevens (April 4, 1792 – August 11, 1868), of Pennsylvania, was a Republican leader and one of the most powerful members of the United States House of Representatives. As chairman of th...
  • Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius
    Oscar Pistorius (born 22 November 1986, Johannesburg), South African sprint runner who is a double amputee was selected to run in both the individual 400 metres and the 4x400 relay at the London Olympi...
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
    Ivo Pogorelich plays Beethoven's "Fur elise" . Molto vivace . Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra . Ludwig van Beethoven (pronounced /ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbeɪto&...
  • John Forbes Nash, Jr., Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 1994
    Economics Nobel Laureate 1994 Bio John Forbes Nash, Jr . Wikipedia John Forbes Nash, Jr. (born June 13, 1928) is a brilliant American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geomet...

Notables with disabilities

Definition from the WHO: Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.

Persons with a disability are not a group sharing the same things. The only thing they share is that they all have a disability. But in the word 'disability' is included the word 'ability'. The different profiles of these notables will show the different achievements and performance. Things these notables achieved despite their disability, no with their disability as being part of them.

As this project progresses we might be able to define different groups of notables, for example:

  • Art & Culture
  • Heroes & Heroines
  • Politics & Government
  • Science & Education
  • Sports & Skills

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Examples of notables with disabilities:

"(Mind you, for some of the notables below only much later in time, sometimes ages later in time is concluded they most possibly had a certain (mostly mental) disability)"

Art & Culture

Heroes & Heroines

Politics & Government

Science & Education

Sports & Skills

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