List of disability rights activists

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A disability-rights activist or disability-rights advocate is someone who works towards the equality of people with disabilities. Such a person is generally considered a member of the disability-rights movement and/or the independent-living movement.

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Dr Paul Harpur Guide dog user, Paralympian, lawyer and disability rights advocate and scholar.

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  • Lizzie Velásquez – author and public speaker on themes of self-esteem and bullying of young people with disabilities.

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  • Ron Whyte – playwright who was on the President's Committee for the Employment of the Handicapped[52]
  • Rev. Harold H. Wilke (1914–2003) – was a prominent UCC minister and founding member of the National Organization on Disability. He delivered the invocation at the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. Born without arms, Reverend Wilke signed the ADA with his foot.[53]
  • Alice Wong – founded the Disability Visibility Project
  • Patrisha Wright – known as "the General" for her work in coordinating the campaign to enact the Americans with Disabilities Act

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  • Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah – Ghanaian cyclist with one leg who rode across Ghana to raise awareness and works to increase the number of wheelchairs in his country[54]

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  • Frieda Zames – a mathematics professor, writer and advocate for access to all aspects of public life, especially transportation. As an official of Disabled in Action, she campaigned for wheelchair access on New York City buses, ferries and taxis and buildings like the Empire State Building. With her sister, Zames wrote the book, The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation.

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