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A bridal mannequin sitting in a wheelchair in a small shop display has gotten big attention. Courtesy of Sarah Parker hide caption

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U.K. Bridal Boutique Celebrates Wedding Dresses And Wheelchairs

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If you are suddenly unable to work for an extended period because of illness, injury or accident, long-term-disability insurance can save the day. Rich LaSalle/Getty Images hide caption

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In her book The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics And Feebleminded, poet Molly McCully Brown explores themes of disability, eugenics and faith. Kristin Teston/Persea hide caption

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Poet Imagines Life Inside A 1910 Institution That Eugenics Built

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Medicaid pays the costs for about 62 percent of seniors who are living in nursing homes, some of the priciest health care available. Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images/Picture Press RM hide caption

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Stephenie Hashmi and her husband Shawn, at home. She had to leave a demanding nursing job in Kansas City six years ago when her systemic lupus flared and left her unable to work. Alex Smith / KCUR hide caption

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Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability

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Students at the Vida Independiente wheelchair workshop warm up before class. James Fredrick for NPR hide caption

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Helping Wheelchair Users Navigate Mexico City's Hectic Streets And Sidewalks

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A Lego figure in a wheelchair was introduced at the 67th International Toy Fair in January 2016. He comes in the "City" set, a community of figures shown playing and working in an urban park setting. Daniel Karmann/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dolls With Disabilities Escape The Toy Hospital, Go Mainstream

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Georgina Mamba's activism for people with disabilities brought her to the United States as one of 1,000 Mandela Washington Fellows under President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. Kristin Adair/NPR hide caption

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Grace Jerry performs her original single "E Go Happen" at a gathering of young African leaders at Montpelier, James Madison's home. The lyrics say: "Yes we can, sure we can change the world." YouTube hide caption

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After a long day, Emeka arrives home to the apartment in South Tulsa that he shares with his father. Kenneth M. Ruggiano for NPR hide caption

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Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law

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From left, Bastian Wurbs (as Titus), Joel Basman (as Valentin) and Nikki Rappl (as Lukas) star in Keep Rollin', a coming-of-age drama featured in the seventh annual Reelabilities film festival. Courtesy of EastWest Film Distribution hide caption

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People With Disabilities, On Screen And Sans Clichés

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