As someone who lives with a disability on a daily basis, Stephen Hawking was a true inspiration and an example of how to not let anything stop you. The contribution he made to scientific study is legendary. RIP Stephen.
Stephen Hawking had one of the most beautiful minds of all time. He challenged so many misconceptions attached to disability. I can’t pretend to understand all his theories, but I felt grateful for that powerful presence. #rip
Prof Hawking's only advice on disability was to focus on what could be achieved.
"My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit, as well as physically," he said in an interview with the New York Times.