Stories

7th Graders Develop Award-Winning ADA Website

Earlier this year, five 7th grade students from Grisham Middle School in Austin, Texas participated in the National History Day competition. For their project, the students chose to focus on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Their project – a website titled “The Emancipation Proclamation for the Disabled” – placed first in their region, then went on to win second place at the national level. The following story was written by the five students: Khira Patel, Niti Malwade, Hamsini Nathan, Srija Reddy, and Devika Patel.

How are you educating? Share your story!

What are you doing to educate the next generation of disability advocates? How are you educating the public and raising awareness about disability history, contributions, and issues? How has the ADA made a difference in your life? We’d love to hear your story! Share it with us!

Educate Resources

Check out these resources that educate the public and future generations of advocates:

Associations

  • United Spinal Association

Books

  • I Love Today: A Story of Transformation
  • Libby and the Cape of Visitability

Conferences

  • National ADA Symposium
  • Society for Disability Studies

Curricula

  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Disability History – Toolbox and Resources
  • The Great Fight for Disability Rights
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Disability Studies Programs
  • The Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies

Films

  • CinemAbility
  • Lives Worth Living

Journal

  • Disability Studies Quarterly

News Service

  • Inclusion Daily

Public Policy

  • Disability History Week Legislation
  • National Disability Leadership Alliance

Radio Show (Online)

  • WADA ADA Live!

Partners Helping Educate

ADA Image Project

A photographic celebration of the progress we’ve made towards fuller integration and greater opportunities for all people with disabilities to enjoy American life. The Project is creating a 2015 calendar, prints, and a coffee table book.

CinemAbility

Released in 2013, CinemAbility is a star-studded film that analyzes the portrayal of people with disabilities in the media throughout history.

Disability Studies Quarterly

Disability Studies Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Disability Studies, was issuing a special issue on the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2015.

Diverse Disability Media

ADA 25 Celebrate PSA uses universal design, and the video is accessible without having to click on any features. Also, the PSA is accompanied by a full-text description. The 46 sec PSA marks the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This PSA highlights several events leading up to as well as the signing of the ADA by President George H.

TALP Launches New DisBeat Initiative

The ADA Legacy Project (TALP) has launched DisBeat, a new communications initiative designed to coordinate and promote proactive messaging on disability rights issues throughout the country. In the spirit of Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) this Wednesday, October 21, and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DisBeat has formed alliances with National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) and The American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD).

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On the heels of coordinating a nationwide, year-long celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25), The ADA Legacy Project (TALP) has launched DisBeat, a new communications initiative designed to coordinate and promote proactive messaging on disability rights issues throughout the country.

DisBeat is about people with disabilities, placing disability news at the forefront, from the perspective of the disability community. DisBeat also aims to create a wheelhouse of resources for disability community members,

Welcome to the EDUCATE Portal

This area of the website is dedicated to our efforts to educate the public about disability history, contributions, and issues, and foster future generations of advocates. This is possible through our partnerships with individuals and organizations throughout the United States.

Educate Goals

Our education goals are simple:

  • Encourage and support efforts to raise public awareness of disability history, contributions, and issues.
  • Encourage and support efforts to educate and foster future generations of disability advocates.

Educate Work Group

Our education efforts are informed and directed by our Education Work Group. Its members include:

  • Kit Albrecht – UCSD Student and Disability Activist
  • Robert Ardinger – Ardinger Consultants & Associates
  • Kara Ayers – UC UCEDD
  • Tammy Berberi – University of Minnesota/Society for Disability Studies
  • Deb Cotter – Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
  • Andrea Dinaro – Curriculum Director
  • Margaret Fink –