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Top 10 Buzzworthy Stories of 2016

2016 was a defining and memorable year, especially for the disability community. Let's take a look back on the stories that created the most buzz on our social media feeds. Which made an impact on you this year?

"#CripTheVote" in colorful letters next to a voting box decorated with icons representing different different disabilities

The online campaign that brought disability issues into the 2016 election spotlight

Small lego figurine in a wheelchair

Lego unveils first ever minifigure in wheelchair


Nyle Dimarco and partner Peta Murgatroyd mid-dance on stage, legs and arms elongated - dramatic lights behind them

Model and activist for the Deaf community wins Dancing with the Stars


A small child with down syndrome dressed in overalls - sitting on the couch with his arms outstretch (as if for a hug) and a large smile

Asher Nash makes a splash as a baby model with Down syndrome


Stevie Wonder on stage smiling holding a braille sheet of paper. 2 members of the group Pentatonix stand on either side of him.

Stevie Wonder Reads the Envelope in Braille and Talks Accessibilty at 2016 Grammys


Two unfinished statues of FDR in a wheelchair reaching out to a young girl using crutches

Memorial Dedicated to FDR's Disability Will Feature Personal Tributes to People with Disabilities


Left picture shows a girl with a hearing device, the picture on the right shows a doll wearing the same

The World’s First Line Of Dolls With Disabilities Is On The Market


Speechless: A family is walking in a straight line across the street, a young man in a wheelchair leads the way

Family sit-com about living with disability premieres


a class is in the middle of learning ASL

5th-Graders ditch recess for Sign Language Club so they can chat with deaf classmate


Jason stands on stage in a sports jacket with a Sox logo

New White Sox announcer is first in MLB with cerebral palsy

Are we missing any? Let us know in the comments! What was your favorite disability story of 2016?

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