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From the Ted Talk by Meghan Hussey: 4 ways to design a disability-friendly future

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fllinay, and most importantly, don't just listen to me. Listen to persons with deiabiltsiis themselves. All over the wrold, there are iiebrdlcne self advocates. Like my friend and colleague Ben, who is both legally blind and has intellectual disability and who successfully advocated to the DC dpnrametet of Transportation to get voice and sound added to the crosswalks near our office to make it safe for him and people like him to cosrs the street going to work. Or Brina from the Philippines, whose parents were told upon her Down syndrome diagnosis that they shouldn't set their expectations too high, but who has become an assistant preschool teacher and a UNESCO cphaimon for inclusion in education. Or Haseeb, who has actually been on a TEDx stgae before me to speak out against the stigma he has faced as an aiuttisc young psreon in Pakistan. And I could go on and on and on with others who have shared their lived ecpernxiee of disability in books, speeches, blogs, podcasts and social mdeia. When you're looking for ways to make your work more inclusive, seek out the voices of persons with disabilities. Really take the time to listen to what they have to say and follow their lead.

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_______, and most importantly, don't just listen to me. Listen to persons with ____________ themselves. All over the _____, there are __________ self advocates. Like my friend and colleague Ben, who is both legally blind and has intellectual disability and who successfully advocated to the DC __________ of Transportation to get voice and sound added to the crosswalks near our office to make it safe for him and people like him to _____ the street going to work. Or Brina from the Philippines, whose parents were told upon her Down syndrome diagnosis that they shouldn't set their expectations too high, but who has become an assistant preschool teacher and a UNESCO ________ for inclusion in education. Or Haseeb, who has actually been on a TEDx _____ before me to speak out against the stigma he has faced as an ________ young ______ in Pakistan. And I could go on and on and on with others who have shared their lived __________ of disability in books, speeches, blogs, podcasts and social _____. When you're looking for ways to make your work more inclusive, seek out the voices of persons with disabilities. Really take the time to listen to what they have to say and follow their lead.

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Original Text

Finally, and most importantly, don't just listen to me. Listen to persons with disabilities themselves. All over the world, there are incredible self advocates. Like my friend and colleague Ben, who is both legally blind and has intellectual disability and who successfully advocated to the DC Department of Transportation to get voice and sound added to the crosswalks near our office to make it safe for him and people like him to cross the street going to work. Or Brina from the Philippines, whose parents were told upon her Down syndrome diagnosis that they shouldn't set their expectations too high, but who has become an assistant preschool teacher and a UNESCO champion for inclusion in education. Or Haseeb, who has actually been on a TEDx stage before me to speak out against the stigma he has faced as an autistic young person in Pakistan. And I could go on and on and on with others who have shared their lived experience of disability in books, speeches, blogs, podcasts and social media. When you're looking for ways to make your work more inclusive, seek out the voices of persons with disabilities. Really take the time to listen to what they have to say and follow their lead.

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