Talk:List of physically disabled politicians

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Do we really want to have this list? Possible problems with the list: the criteria are rather fuzzy -- what is a "significant disability"? (Does JFK's war injury count?) Also, I expect it will always be US-centered... --Austrian 20:49, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

I (Briton) agree - there should be established criteria on what is "significant" as a guide to future contributions. I myself have added some 70 people to the list of Physically Disabled MPs (all of whom were disabled when serving in the House of Commons) in Records of members of parliament of the United Kingdom but I would be hesitant to blanketly add them here.Cloptonson (talk) 10:55, 12 September 2015 (UTC)


I am not sure if it can be said that she is not a member of parliament despite her disability. I do not want to claim that she is in parliament because of her disability, but it certainly played a role in her being nominated, as fighting discrimination of the handicapped is an important topic for her party, the Austrian Greens. --Austrian 20:49, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

I've changed the wording to "while having", to make it less of a cause-and-effect thing. Bearcat 04:58, 26 February 2006 (UTC)


It is a firm rule that living people should appear in a list of this nature only if sourced. But since this is a list, the ones with actual articles--by far the majority--and where the actual articles document it--are sourced. As I verify that they are documented, I will be restoring them.DGG 07:39, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

They should be sourced on this article/list itself though. See this thread and WP:LIST#References_for_list_Items. Garion96 (talk) 13:27, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Interesting discussions, but I see nothing there about whether the sourcing need be direct.DGG 03:06, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
To quote from WP:BLP (which also is in WP:LIST.
"We must get the article right. [1] Be very firm about high quality references, particularly about details of personal lives. Unsourced or poorly sourced controversial (negative, positive, or just highly questionable) material about living persons should be removed immediately from Wikipedia articles, talk pages, and user pages.[2] These principles also apply to biographical material about living persons in other articles. The responsibility for justifying controversial claims in Wikipedia, of all kinds, but especially for living people's bios, rests firmly on the shoulders of the person making the claim." Garion96 (talk) 03:29, 4 January 2007 (UTC)


Unencyclopedic is the vaguest of criteria, and quite appropriately not a policy. so more than one person's judgment might be needed. Mine differs, so if you still consider it unsuitable, its a contested prod, and therefore will go to AfD for the appropriate more general discussionDGG 07:39, 3 January 2007 (UTC).

Katalin Szili[edit]

Katalin Szili is listed without specifiying the disability. Her Wikipedia article mentions no disability.Cloptonson (talk) 20:27, 12 September 2015 (UTC)