These are a growing collection of disability awareness cards.

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A black man in a striped shirt smiling with his hand over his face, and the text: "It's not your fault that you're influenced by old disability stereotypes..., ...but it's your responsibility to take a fresh look and see if they fit the lives of real people who have a disability. Hint: They don't."

New Definition: "Disability is a characteristic of a person for which they seek settings  that don't limit them,  and allow them to adapt and pursue their potential."

What it means to have a disability today has changed radically on a historic scale.

A blind woman walking with a cane: "I'm a blind woman, but I can tell if you're looking at me when you speak. And I care."

An old fashioned policeman, and the text "There were once 'ugly laws' in several American cities in which persons with 'unsightly or disgusting' disabilities could be subject to a fine for appearing in public."

A young man with a wheelchair headrest behind him, and the text "My speech may be different, but I still have a right for my voice to be heard."

Photos of Ed Roberts, Judy Heumann, and Justin Dart, and the text, "These people changed our world — and our lives. If you've never heard of them, then it's time for you to go do some surfin'!"

A vintage cub and girl scout, and the text: "When you have that well-meaning impulse to offer help to a person with a disability, first, ask yourself if they really need — or want — your help. They might not.

Picture of an East Indian man in an expression of fright with his hands at his mouth: "A lot of folks get nervous when they encounter a person with a disability. What do I do? What do I say? What happened to them? We're Just people. You can relax. Really.

A vintage image of a woman with a shocked expression looking down at a man pouring some elixir into a spoon: "General belief holds that disability is something that we should seek to cure. For many of us, it's a valued part of who we are. We're not damaged, and we don't need to be fixed."

A group of nine images of people with disabilities, above the text, "We are not defined by our disabilities. We are people first."

A young woman in a dance pose wearing sweatpants and the text, "My disability might not be apparent to you, but please don't minimize the things I do to accommodate it."

Townhouses under construction with sets of steps in front of each, and the text "A person with limited mobility has vastly less choice in the U.S. housing market. Where are they supposed to live? ...and how are they going to be able to come to your party?"

A photo of an Asian man wearing dark glasses in a business suit, and the text, "Hire me into a job for which I am fully qualified... Give me the setting and the tools I need... And I promise I will knock it outta the park."

Gary Karp juggling three balls from his wheelchair, saying, "I'm not 'confined' to my wheelchair. I'm liberated by it!"

Gary Karp in the background looking at his sweet black Labrador retriever: "I know that my service animal is extremely beautiful and tempting, but when you interact with her without my permission, you break our working bond. Resist the urge!"

Photo of the front end of a wrecked automobile. "Almost no one can imagine adapting well to a disability following a traumatic injury. But many people do. What does that tell us?

A smiling woman in a manual wheelchair, "Would it surprise you to know that I take pride in being a person with a disability?"

A photo of an accessible bathroom stall and the text "People with disabilities (of many kinds) really, really need the wide stalls. If that doesn't include you — and it's not the only option — please, please, please, don't use them!"

Photo of a woman