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  1. People in History with a Disability Wheelchair FDR Polio

  2. Many people with a disability have contributed to society. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president for 3 terms and had impaired movement because of result of polio . FDR More

  3. While he was president, Roosevelt's paralysis was hidden from public view, but his struggle has become an inspiration to others with disabilities. In 1927, Roosevelt established a rehabilitation center in Warm Springs, Ga., to help other victims of polio, and helped launch the March of Dimes, which led to the development of polio vaccines. FDR Home

  4. A wheelchair is a wheeled mobility device in which the user sits. The device is propelled either manually (by turning the wheels by the hand) or via various automated systems. Wheelchairs are used by people for whom walking is difficult or impossible due to illness (physiological or physical), injury, or disability. Wheelchair more

  5. In 1932, engineer, Harry Jennings, built the first folding, tubular steel wheelchair. That was the earliest wheelchair similar to what is in modern use today. That wheelchair was built for a paraplegic friend of Jennings called Herbert Everest. Together they founded Everest & Jennings, a company that monopolized the wheelchair market for many years. Wheelchair Home

  6. Polio (also called poliomyelitis) is a contagious, historically devastating disease that was virtually eliminated from the Western hemisphere in the second half of the 20th century. Although polio has plagued humans since ancient times, its most extensive outbreak occurred in the first half of the 1900s before the vaccination created by Jonas Salk, became widely available in 1955. Polio more

  7. Signs and Symptoms Polio is a viral illness that, in about 95% of cases, actually produces no symptoms at all (called asymptomatic polio). In the 4% to 8% of cases in which there are symptoms (called symptomatic polio), the illness appears in three forms: Polio Home