Links and Resources

Please find below some links, reading lists and resources that can be used if you want to find out more about the issues Disabled people face. If you have any links to good sites that you would like to be added here please let us know.



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Academic Reading




Congress acknowledged that society’s accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment ~William J. Brennan, Jr.

It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid. ~Susan Hampshire

It was ability that mattered, not disability ~Marlee Matlin

The only disability in life is a bad attitude ~Scott Hamilton

Although there are many barriers facing people with disabilities today, the single greatest obstacle we face as a community is our own sense of inferiority, internalized oppression and shame ~Sarah Triano


Suicide prevention for you, but suicide enhancement for us. … Society wants the disabled community to have access to a dignified death when we want access to a dignified life ~ Gregor Wolbring


… if I have a bad day, it’s all over. It’s always because of my disability. “Oh, that poor girl, she’s upset because she has a disability” and I’ll say, “No, I’m upset because my boyfriend left me.” “Oh, because he couldn’t deal with the disability?” “No, because I slept with his best friend”..”Oh, you slept with his best friend because you were feeling bad because you have a disability.” ~Ellen Stohl (first playboy playmate with a disability)
“We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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