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Notables with disabilities

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  • Kathleen Turner
    Kathleen Turner is an American film and stage actor and director. Turner came to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat (1981), Crimes of Passion (1984), Romancing the Stone (1984), and Priz...
  • Bella Thorne
    Bella Thorne is an American actor, singer, and author. She played Ruthy Spivey in the TV series My Own Worst Enemy , Tancy Henrickson in the fourth season of Big Love , and CeCe Jones on the Disney Cha...
  • Kristen Bell
    Kristen Bell is an American actor, model, and singer, currently starring in the NBC comedy The Good Place as of September 2016. Bell gained critical acclaim for her first major role as the title char...
  • Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced /koʊlˈbɛər/; born /ˈkoʊlbərt/ on May 13, 1964) is an Emmy-, Grammy-, and Peabody award-winning American political sat...
  • Tamika Catchings
    Tamika Catchings is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Turkish team Galatasaray. She is a prolific scorer close t...

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


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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