Because more than 70 percent of the students in Merritt’s Disability Services Program are African American, program coordinator Ron Nelson thought it would be motivating to share this slide show of famous African American celebrities with disabilities. In his own words: “The world of people with disabilities is complex and fascinating. Some people have visible disabilities and some have invisible disabilities, and many people with disabilities are also achievers, leaders, college graduates, motivators, and famous. Merritt College’s Disability Services Program has over 70% African American students with disabilities. Given that population of students with disabilities who are achievers, we thought it would be motivating to post these pictures of famous African Americans with Disabilities. (These photos are being shown with permission from The University of Texas at Austin Services for Students with Disabilities.) Click here to scroll through the slide show.