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Notables with disabilities

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  • Charley Boswell (1916 - 1995)
    Charles A. "Charley" Boswell (December 22, 1916 – October 22, 1995) was an Alabama football player, a World War II hero, and a blind golf champion. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduate...
  • John Leadley Dagg (1794 - 1884)
    John Leadley Dagg (1794–1884), born in Loudoun County, Virginia, lived to be over 90 years old. He died in June 1884, as one of the most respected men in American Baptist life, and remains one of the...
  • Liz Carr (1972 - d.)
    Liz Carr (born April 1972) is a British actress, comedian, broadcaster and international disability rights activist, who studied law at the University of Nottingham.
  • Rusty Kidd (1946 - 2020)
    Edwards Culver "Rusty" Kidd[1] (May 10, 1946 – June 2, 2020) was an American politician who was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017. Background Kidd was born in Mil...
  • Ben Fortson (1904 - 1979)
    Ben Fortson served as Georgia's secretary of state for thirty-three years, including playing a pivotal role in the 1947 "three governors controversy." An energetic and much-loved public servant, Fortso...

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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