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Marissa Stalvey
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Where is the Line between Inspiration and #InspirationPorn?

Image caption: Black background with white words reading “Where is the line between” and the word “inspiration” in green and “inspiration porn” in red. Below left is a photo of the Capitol Crawl. Lower right is a photo of Oscar Pistorius and a little girl…
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A Day in DC to Celebrate #ADA25

This past Sunday, July 26, marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I was only four when it was passed, so I really did not experience what life was like before the ADA, but I can certainly attest to how things have…
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A Brief History of Marriage (in)Equality for People with Disabilities

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court passed down a ruling which legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Celebrations erupted everywhere, and everyone changed their Facebook profile pictures to rainbows. The decision was heralded as finally bringing…
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Many people who are blind and visually impaired are not fans of museums because the experience is very dependent on vision. Recently though, museums have begun to realize the benefits of increasing accessibility for people who are blind and visually…
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Hint: It’s probably not why you think. For most people, the name Helen Keller conjures up images of a tyrannical, out-of-control young girl who is deaf, blind, and mute. She steals food from others’ plates and generally does what she wants, until the…
Why Helen Keller is My Hero
Why Helen Keller is My Hero
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Image caption: Young women in India holding up signs that say “I’m here because I value diversity and inclusion in disability,” “I am here because I believe in active living for a person with disability,” “I am here because I stand for disability rights,”…
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The U.S. Treasury announced last week that the new $10 bill, to be released  in 2020, will feature a woman. This is fantastic news! The other great thing about the bill is its potential accessibility to people who are blind and visually impaired. For…
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Seven Dwarfs, No Fairy Tale

While perusing the Smithsonian Channel, I saw an advertisement for a new documentary called The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz. This immediately caught my attention, so I read the description and discovered a book had also been published on the same topic.…
Seven Dwarfs, No Fairy Tale
Seven Dwarfs, No Fairy Tale
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#MuseumMonday: the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

To start off my series on accessible museums, read about the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, a fun, accessible museum experience for everyone.
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