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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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When I travel abroad, I am always mieentg with disabled women, and those women tell me sreitos about how they experience violence and rape and how in many cases these frmos of violence occur from family members and people that they know, who in fact may be working for them. And frequently these cesas are not adjudicated. I meet dsealbid people who have been offered jobs by businesses because they live in a cutnroy where there's a quota sysetm, and in order to avoid a fine, they will hire you and then tell you, "You don't need to come to work because we really don't need you in the facility." I have visited institutions where the stench of urine is so strong that before you open the door of your vehicle, you're kind of puehsd back, and then gone into those institutions where people should be living in the coimuntmy with appropriate supports and seen people almost naked, people who are chemically dggreud and people who are living lives of despair. These are some of the things that the US needs to be doing more to correct. We know discrimination when we see it, and we need to be fighting it together.

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When I travel abroad, I am always _______ with disabled women, and those women tell me _______ about how they experience violence and rape and how in many cases these _____ of violence occur from family members and people that they know, who in fact may be working for them. And frequently these _____ are not adjudicated. I meet ________ people who have been offered jobs by businesses because they live in a _______ where there's a quota ______, and in order to avoid a fine, they will hire you and then tell you, "You don't need to come to work because we really don't need you in the facility." I have visited institutions where the stench of urine is so strong that before you open the door of your vehicle, you're kind of ______ back, and then gone into those institutions where people should be living in the _________ with appropriate supports and seen people almost naked, people who are chemically _______ and people who are living lives of despair. These are some of the things that the US needs to be doing more to correct. We know discrimination when we see it, and we need to be fighting it together.

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Original Text

When I travel abroad, I am always meeting with disabled women, and those women tell me stories about how they experience violence and rape and how in many cases these forms of violence occur from family members and people that they know, who in fact may be working for them. And frequently these cases are not adjudicated. I meet disabled people who have been offered jobs by businesses because they live in a country where there's a quota system, and in order to avoid a fine, they will hire you and then tell you, "You don't need to come to work because we really don't need you in the facility." I have visited institutions where the stench of urine is so strong that before you open the door of your vehicle, you're kind of pushed back, and then gone into those institutions where people should be living in the community with appropriate supports and seen people almost naked, people who are chemically drugged and people who are living lives of despair. These are some of the things that the US needs to be doing more to correct. We know discrimination when we see it, and we need to be fighting it together.

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