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Audiobooks on Disabilities

Audiobooks on Disabilities

Listen to audiobooks by authors with disabilities.

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Blind Man's Bluff

By James Tate Hill
Narrated by: Curtis Armstrong
Length: 7 hours 31 minutes

At age sixteen, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. After high-school friends stopped calling and a disability counselor advised him to aim for Cs in his classes, he used his remaining blurry peripheral vision to pretend he could still see. Feigning eye contact,... Read more »

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Sitting Pretty

The View from My Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body

By Rebekah Taussig
Narrated by: Rebekah Taussig
Length: 7 hours 33 minutes

A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.

Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted...

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The Silence Between Us

By Alison Gervais
Narrated by: Chloe Dolandis
Length: 6 hours 36 minutes

The Silence Between Us

“Loved this YA novel featuring a deaf girl starting in at a hearing school for the first time! She navigates the usual teen issues, and her deafness presents additional challenges — and triumphs! She loves herself deaf, and so do others in her life. Now I’m wondering how many deaf kids are in my community, and I feel more sensitive to all they have to deal with.”

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We're Not Broken

Changing the Autism Conversation

By Eric Garcia
Narrated by: Eric Garcia
Length: 7 hours 52 minutes

“This book is a message from autistic people to their parents, friends, teachers, coworkers and doctors showing what life is like on the spectrum. It’s also my love letter to autistic people. For too long, we have been forced to navigate a world where all the road signs are written in another language.” With a reporter’s eye and an insider’s...

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Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

Unabridged Selections

By Alice Wong
Narrated by: Alejandra Ospina & Alice Wong
Length: 8 hours 1 minutes

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of... Read more »

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Hard Landings

Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism

By Cammie McGovern
Narrated by: Cammie McGovern
Length: 10 hours 42 minutes

A game-changing exploration of what the future holds for the first generation of mainstreamed neurodiverse kids that is coming of age.

After sleepless nights, intensive research, and twenty-one years of raising a child, Ethan, with autism and intellectual disability, Cammie McGovern is approaching a distinct catch-22. Once Ethan turns twenty-two,... Read more »

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What Doesn't Kill You

A Life with Chronic Illness - Lessons from a Body in Revolt

By Tessa Miller
Narrated by: Tessa Miller
Length: 9 hours 11 minutes

A riveting and candid account of a young journalist's awakening to a life of chronic illness, weaving together her personal story with reporting to shed light on how Americans live with long-term diagnoses today.

Tessa Miller was an ambitious twentysomething writer in New York City when, on a random fall day, her stomach began to seize up. At... Read more »

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There Plant Eyes

A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness

By M. Leona Godin
Narrated by: M. Leona Godin
Length: 11 hours 7 minutes

From Homer to Helen Keller, from Dune to Stevie Wonder, from the invention of braille to the science of echolocation, M. Leona Godin explores the fascinating history of blindness, interweaving it with her own story of gradually losing her sight.
 
There Plant Eyes probes the ways in which blindness has shaped our ocularcentric culture,... Read more »

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Demystifying Disability

What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally

By Emily Ladau
Narrated by: Emily Ladau
Length: 4 hours 24 minutes

An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place
 
People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of... Read more »

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Being Heumann

An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

By Judith Heumann & Kristen Joiner
Narrated by: Ali Stroker
Length: 6 hours 38 minutes

Tony-award winning actress Ali Stroker reads the story of Judy Heumann—one of the most influential disability rights activists in US history

A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us and of one woman’s activism—from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington—Being Heumann recounts... Read more »

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A Disability History of the United States

REVISIONING HISTORY

By Kim E. Nielsen
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Length: 7 hours 35 minutes

The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present

Disability is not only the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first... Read more »

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Haben

The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

By Haben Girma
Narrated by: Haben Girma
Length: 7 hours 30 minutes

The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage.
Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an... Read more »

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What to Say Next

Successful Communication in Work, Life, and Love—with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Sarah Nannery & Larry Nannery
Narrated by: Kelsey Navarro
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes

Using her personal experience living as a professional woman with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sarah Nannery, together with her husband, Larry, offers this timely communication guide for anyone on the Autism spectrum looking to successfully navigate work, life, and love.

When Sarah Nannery got her first job at a small nonprofit, she thought she... Read more »

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