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List of famous female disability rights activists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female disability rights activists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being disability rights activists. There are thousand of females working as disability rights activists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic disability rights activists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a disability rights activist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people range from Judith Heumann to Helen Keller.

While this isn't a list of all female disability rights activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female disability rights activists?" and "Who are the best female disability rights activists?"
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Disability rights activists
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Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1880-1968)

Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States of America

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Maria Shriver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Disability rights activists
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Maria Owings Shriver is an American journalist, activist, author of six best-selling books, and former First Lady of California as the wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has received a Peabody Award and was co-anchor for NBC's Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. As executive producer of The Alzheimer's Project, Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for developing a "television show with a conscience". She is a member of the Kennedy family. Shriver is currently a special anchor and correspondent for NBC News. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States, + more

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Disability rights activists
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Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG was a member of the Kennedy family, sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was the founder in 1962 of Camp Shriver which started on her Maryland farm known as Timberlawn and, in 1968 evolved into the Special Olympics. Her husband, Sargent Shriver, was United States Ambassador to France and the Democratic vice presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1921-2009)

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Ragnhild Kåta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Disability rights activists
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Ragnhild Tollefsen Kåta was the first deafblind person in Norway who received proper schooling. Despite being deafblind, she learned to talk, inspiring Helen Keller to do the same. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1873-1947)

Birthplace: Norway

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