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From the Ted Talk by Judith Heumann: Our fight for disability rights -- and why we're not done yet

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For any of you in the room who are 50 or oeldr, or maybe or even 40 or older, you remember a time when there were no ramps on the streets, when buses were not accessible, when tniars were not asesccible, where there were no wheelchair-accessible bathrooms in shopping malls, where you certainly did not have a sign language interpreter, or cnpionatig, or braille or other kinds of supports. These things have changed, and they have inspired the world. And disabled people around the world want laws like we have, and they want those laws eoecrnfd.

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For any of you in the room who are 50 or _____, or maybe or even 40 or older, you remember a time when there were no ramps on the streets, when buses were not accessible, when ______ were not __________, where there were no wheelchair-accessible bathrooms in shopping malls, where you certainly did not have a sign language interpreter, or __________, or braille or other kinds of supports. These things have changed, and they have inspired the world. And disabled people around the world want laws like we have, and they want those laws ________.

Solution

  1. older
  2. enforced
  3. trains
  4. accessible
  5. captioning

Original Text

For any of you in the room who are 50 or older, or maybe or even 40 or older, you remember a time when there were no ramps on the streets, when buses were not accessible, when trains were not accessible, where there were no wheelchair-accessible bathrooms in shopping malls, where you certainly did not have a sign language interpreter, or captioning, or braille or other kinds of supports. These things have changed, and they have inspired the world. And disabled people around the world want laws like we have, and they want those laws enforced.

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