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Perspectives on Disability

This page contains videos that provide different perspectives on disability. It features people with disabilities who have made life changing discoveries about themselves and the world because of their experiences with disabilities. Check back often to see new inspiring videos.

Aimee Mullins: Running on high-tech legs

In this TED archive video from 1998, paralympic sprinter Aimee Mullins talks about her record-setting career as a runner, and about the amazing carbon-fiber prosthetic legs (then a prototype) that helped her cross the finish line. (TED TALKS - Aimee Mullins on running)

Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity

The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity -- in her case, being born without shinbones -- actually opens the door for human potential. (TED TALKS - Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity)

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