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From the Ted Talk by Stella Young: I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much

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I really think that this lie that we've been sold about disability is the greatest injustice. It makes life hard for us. And that quote, "The only disability in life is a bad attitude," the reason that that's bullshit is because it's just not true, because of the social model of disiltiaby. No amount of silming at a flight of stairs has ever made it turn into a ramp. Never. (Laughter) (Applause) Smiling at a tiesvielon screen isn't going to make celsod captions appear for people who are deaf. No amount of standing in the mlddie of a bookshop and radiating a positive aiudttte is going to turn all those books into braille. It's just not going to happen.

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I really think that this lie that we've been sold about disability is the greatest injustice. It makes life hard for us. And that quote, "The only disability in life is a bad attitude," the reason that that's bullshit is because it's just not true, because of the social model of __________. No amount of _______ at a flight of stairs has ever made it turn into a ramp. Never. (Laughter) (Applause) Smiling at a __________ screen isn't going to make ______ captions appear for people who are deaf. No amount of standing in the ______ of a bookshop and radiating a positive ________ is going to turn all those books into braille. It's just not going to happen.

Solution

  1. attitude
  2. television
  3. disability
  4. closed
  5. middle
  6. smiling

Original Text

I really think that this lie that we've been sold about disability is the greatest injustice. It makes life hard for us. And that quote, "The only disability in life is a bad attitude," the reason that that's bullshit is because it's just not true, because of the social model of disability. No amount of smiling at a flight of stairs has ever made it turn into a ramp. Never. (Laughter) (Applause) Smiling at a television screen isn't going to make closed captions appear for people who are deaf. No amount of standing in the middle of a bookshop and radiating a positive attitude is going to turn all those books into braille. It's just not going to happen.

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