Interesting Stuff on the Web
Patient No More
People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights
The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability invites you to discover a remarkable, overlooked moment in U.S. history when people with disabilities occupied a government building to demand their rights. Known as the “Section 504 Sit-In,” the protest profoundly changed the lives of people with and without disabilities, and paved the way for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. (Explore the exhibit)
Media and Disability
The Long Road to a Brighter Future: Can news and information pave the way to a better life for people with disabilities in China?, Medium, September 16, 2015
Information is Critical for People with Disabilities: Disabled Somalis fight to get their voices heard in a country fraught with challenges, Medium, March 19, 2015
Nazi disabled victims memorial unveiled in Berlin
From the BBC, September 2, 2014:
A glass monument has been publicly opened in Berlin to 300,000 victims of the Nazis with mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.
The 24m-long (80ft) blue, glass wall is in front of the Berlin Philharmonie building, where the office housing the Nazi "euthanasia" programme once stood.
It is the fourth monument in the German capital to victims of the Nazis.
In the past 10 years, memorials have been erected to Jewish, Roma (Gypsy) and gay victims. (Read more)
The dwarves of Auschwitz
From the March 22, 2013 edition of The Guardian, a story of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele.
The Olimpias is an artists' collective and a performance research series. The artists explore art/life, cross-genre participatory practices, arts for social change and disability culture work.
Disability History Images on Flickr:
H-Madness is intended as a resource for scholars interested in the history of madness, mental illness and their treatment (including the history of psychiatry, psychotherapy, and clinical psychology and social work).
It's Our Story – a national initiative to make disability history public and accessible – over 1,000 video interviews from disability leaders across the country.
Polio Oral History Project - the American West Center at the University of Utah is developing an oral history record of Polio survivors and clinicians who treated Polio.
Disability History Week Campaign - from YO! Youth Organizing Disabled and Proud
Listen to Ever Lee Hairston's speech at the conference of the National Federation of the Blind of California in October 2009
My Whole Expanse I Cannot See… – the blog of Michael Phillips, a writer from Tampa, FL. who doesn’t walk nor breathe without the assistance of machines.
Books and Articles on Disability History
VanHole, Nick. “Shared Consciousness: A Social History of Tourette Syndrome and its Treatments.” University of Montana, 2012. (Download a PDF of the thesis) - This original history tracks how the shared public circumstances and treatment choices of people with tics and Tourette syndrome have changed over time and draws historical significance from the increasing practice of complementary and alternative therapies in recent years.
Marcus, Neil. Special Effects: Advances in Neurology
Haller, Beth. Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media. Advocado Press, 2010.
Disabled Women: Visions and Voices from the 4th World Conference on Women
Disability Projects on the Web
Education for Disability and Gender Equity, a high school curriculum incorporating disability and gender issues into humanities and science
THE CHAIR: Holocaust Memorial to Disabled People
"With our hearts let us see, with your hands let us break every
chain. Then, indeed, shall we know a better and nobler humanity."
"Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of
adversity'... disability is an art. It's an ingenious way to live."
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