Sir Antony Sher, Robert Lindsay, Ian Richardson and Christopher Plummer are just a few of the consummate actors to have played one of the most prized roles in English drama, Shakespeare's deliciously evil Richard III.The days of "cripping up" - a term disabled actors regularly use to describe those with no physical impairment playing disabled characters - appear numbered now, though, with Arthur Hughes taking on the coveted role.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-61549419
When Chris Varney was in Year 2 he presented his teacher with an incredibly detailed visual chart of the royal families of Europe from the 14th to the 19th century.His teacher said: “But darling, our assignment is on winter.” Seven-year-old Varney thought: “I’ve just done a PhD on the whole last millennium. And you want me to draw clouds and rain?”At 26, Varney established the largest autistic-led organisation in the country.
Now in its ninth year, the I CAN Network, which mentors autistic young people, employs 99 people Australia-wide, 74 of whom are proudly autistic.https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/the-autism-advantage-why-businesses-are-hiring-autistic-people-20220804-p5b767.ht
Have you ever been to a restaurant that uses robot servers to serve its guests? In Japan, there is now a cafe that uses robots to attend to its guests. But that’s not the incredible part! Behind these robot servers are “pilots,” people with disabilities, who control them remotely. So how did this project come about and who is its mastermind?Click the link to find outhttps://unbelievable-facts.com/2022/07/japanese-cafe-employs-people-with-disabilities.html
The House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would protect marriage equality by repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and providing federal protections for same-sex and interracial couples.The bill passed 267-157, with 47 Republicans joining every Democrat voting in favor of the bill.https://www.cbsnews.com/news/same-sex-marriage-bill-house-vote-pass/