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Explore Disabilities: Names & Faces


Stephen Hawking was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history. His work on the origins and structure of the universe, from the Big Bang to black holes, revolutionized the field. This video highlights moments from the world-famous physicist's life.



Photo of actor Christopher Reeve with inspirational quote

Read about 15 people who refused to be limited by their physical disabilites. These inspiring achievers pursued their dreams and passions and have made a difference in the lives of many.


"I am not your inspiration, thank you very much" -Stella Young

Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn't, she'd like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn."


Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby tells a funny story to illustrate how her autistic brain works.


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How thousands of disabled people connected over a single encounter in a movie theater

A conversation about canes in a public bathroom allowed for other disabled people to show each other change doesn’t have to be scary.


Neuroscience student, Victoria "Vicky" Potter talks about her experiences having an invisible chronic illness.


Photo montage of famous people who have learning disabilities

Celebrities and famous people with Learning Disabilities, including ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and OCD.  Pro-athletes, artists, executives, celebrities, economists, inventors, musicians, politicians, scientists, and writers have heard the message that they were lazy, or not working hard enough.  Each found a way to work with their disabilities and accomplish great things.