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Notables with disabilities

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  • 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...
  • Emily Blunt
    English actress best known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), and The Adjustment Bureau (2011). She has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, two London...
  • Helen B. Taussig (1898 - 1986)
    Helen Brooke Taussig (May 24, 1898 - May 20, 1986) was an American cardiologist, working in Baltimore and Boston, who founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Notably, she is credited with developi...
  • Maggie L. Walker (1864 - 1934)
    Maggie Lena Walker' (July 15, 1864 – December 15, 1934) was an African-American teacher and businesswoman. Walker was the first female bank president of any race to charter a bank in the Unite...
  • Marlee Matlin
    Marlee Beth Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an American actress. She is the only deaf performer to win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which she won for Children of a Lesser God....

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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