I found this video through DeafRead and definitely think it's worth sharing. The video is a fully captioned 16 minute speech by Rachel Kolb at TEDx Stanford. Rachel was born profoundly deaf. She has titled her inspiring message "Navigating Deafness On the Way to a Rhodes Scholarship". Her TED talk emphasizes the importance of communication and not putting limits on ourselves.
On a personal note, I needed to hear her words today as someone is shutting a door for me and I'm wondering if a window will be opening somewhere else.