e d g e - education for disability and gender equity

CULTURE
CONTENTS

1
Introduction
2
Stereotyping
3
Disability in Media
4
Disability & Art
5
Charity Images
6
Telethons
7
News Media
8
Disability Culture
 
9
ACTIVITY
10
RESOURCES
   

Activity 2: Ability Quiz (text-only version)
Select the answer you think is correct.

1. Can a blind person announce baseball games?

2. Can a deaf person be a hollywood star?

3. Can a person with cerebral palsy make a movie?
YES
NO
4. Can a person with sickle cell anemia be a touring singer?
5. Can a person who has a significant learning disability be a successful actor?



ANSWERS:

1 - YES: That is right! Don Wardlow is a professional baseball announcer. (See Resource section for more information)
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1 - NO: Actually, Don Wardlow, who is blind, is a professional baseball announcer. (See Resource section for more information)
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2 - YES: Yes, Marlee Matlin has starred in several movies and TV shows.
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2 - NO: Actually, yes, Marlee Matlin has starred in several movies and TV shows.
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3 - YES: That is right. Two people have done it - an Australian woman, Heather Rose, wrote and starred in a fiction film "Dance Me to My Song," and "King Gimp" was written by Dan Keplinger (see Resource section for more information)
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3 - NO: Two people have done it - an Australian woman, Heather Rose, wrote and starred in a fiction film "Dance Me to My Song," and "King Gimp" was written by Dan Keplinger (see Resource section for more information)
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4 - YES: That's right - T-Boz Watkins from the singing group TLC.
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4 - NO: T-Boz Watkins from the singing group TLC has sickle cell anemia.
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5 - YES: That's right. Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Cruise, who listens to a tape to memorize his lines, are two examples.
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5 - NO: Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Cruise, who listens to a tape to memorize his lines, are just two examples.
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