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The Independence Myth: People With Disabilities Are Interdependent Too | Denise Lance | TEDxKC
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Added Sep 6, 2016
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Should you catch a door for someone in a wheelchair? Help a disabled person retrieve something out of reach? In this talk, disability rights activist Denice Lance offers some touching advice.

After the talk, check out Denise's Toe-folding origami channel (

Denise Lance retired from disability research two years ago to focus on living as independently as she could with cerebral palsy. While still a disability rights advocate, she now focuses on writing and artistic endeavors, including folding origami with her feet. Denise questions society's emphasis on independence, especially for those with disabilities, in light of the interdependence of all humans on one another.

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