has existed since the beginning of time, but it has been perceived
and responded to in many different ways. These sites fascinate,
horrify, and help make sense of where we've come from and where
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibited programs receiving
federal funds from discriminating against qualified individuals
with disabilities. This site provides information and photos
about the history of the law.
Project is a four hour documentary radio series about the shared
experience of people with disabilities and their families since
the beginning of the 19th century. This Web site includes excerpts
from the Shows as well as many of the primary source documents
- extended interviews, images, and texts- from which the on-air
programs were developed." A winner from National Public
of this new cybermuseum "is to promote understanding about
the historical experience of people with disabilities by recovering,
chronicling, and interpreting their stories." There are
supposed to be three main components: the museum, the library,
and education. As of this writing (11/30/01), only the library
was "open" - but it was well worth the visit! It currently
includes two collections: a well organized, documented, full-text
collection of historical documents, and a collection of visual
stills (photographs, paintings, postcards, lithographs, etc.)
as "an opportunity for disabled people to reclaim our history
and determine how we want to define ourselves and our struggles,"
this fascinating site includes an overview of disability in history,
time lines, famous people, bibliographies and links. Whether
you're interested in famous personalities in the history of disability
or want to learn more about 19th century "freak shows,"
you're sure to find something here.
to the collection, preservation and display of artifacts pertaining
to the history of people with disabilities," this museum
in Buffalo, New York, and on the World Wide Web, offers a variety
of online educational exhibits and activities.When we last visited
in November 2001, there were exhibits of "The Birth of Newborn
Screening" and "Idiocy in America: The Path to the
Institution 1850-1920." The site also includes information
about some of the museum's collections and services.
lots of good things about this exhibit in the "real"
(physical) Smithsonian, and now you can see them online. The
website is based on the accessible kiosks developed for the "real"
facility. It is easy to navigate and features text, photos and
ephemera of the disability rights movement.
States Holocaust Memorial Museum
from the museum's web site explore the horrors of the holocaust
as they affected people with disabilities.