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Disability Pride Month


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Disability Pride Month is celebrated in July and allows us the opportunity to honor the achievements and contributions of the disability community and recognize and acknowledge the struggles and challenges people with disabilities continue to face today.

"Despite significant progress in disability rights and improved accessibility and inclusion with transportation, schools, housing and federal programs, there were no comprehensive civil rights protections for disabled people in the United States until the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990. The ADA is based on a basic presumption that people with disabilities want to work and are capable of working, want to be members of their communities and are capable of being members of their communities, and that exclusion and segregation cannot be tolerated." - from the AAPD, The Movement for Disability Rights and Justice

For more information, check out the display on Level 1 of Emerson Library, and the online resources below.

The Arc
Disability History Museum
National Disability Rights Network

Online Exhibits and Collections
Ed Roberts, the Disability Rights Movement and the ADA
In her own words: Remembering and honoring Stacey Park Milbern
PBS Documentaries: Disability Pride Month

Inclusive Language
Communicating about people with disabilities (NDRN)
Choosing words for talking about disability (APA)

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