Americans with Disabilities Act
How Protesters Pushed Jimmy Carter to Support Disability Rights
by Matthew Rozsa
While Carter campaigned on pledges to support the demands of the disabled for fuller participation in American society, he didn't fulfill those problems without a strong push from protesters in the movement.
Senator Tammy Duckworth Wants FDR Memorial to Be Accessible for People with All Disabilities
While disability activists won a battle to have FDR portrayed in a wheelchair in his memorial, there have been ongoing problems with the site's design and layout including braille markers that are decorative rather than legible.
SOURCE: Georgia Public Broadcasting
One Laid Groundwork For The ADA; The Other Grew Up Under Its Promises
Judy Heumann and Imani Barbarin represent two generations of disability activists: those who helped to bring about the Americans with Disabilities Act and those who are now working to secure its gains and improve its shortcomings.
SOURCE: The New York Times
We’re 20 Percent of America, and We’re Still Invisible
On the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, disabled Americans are asking for true inclusion.
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