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“Remembering the Heroes”

Test your knowledge of the disability rights advocates who fought for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act by playing our “Remembering the Heroes” Trivia Game.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act in 2020

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Check out our Podcast sharing the history of the advocacy work and heroes who fought for the passage of the ADA. Includes historic clips leaders Justin Dart and Judy Heumann.

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What We’re Watching

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The Great Fight for Disability Rights

Based on Lives Worth Living, the Great Fight for Disability Rights chronicles the history of the American Disability Rights Movement from the post-World War II era until the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 in a condensed format with additional summarizing narration.

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Lives Worth Living

Lives Worth Living is a 2011 documentary film directed by Eric Neudel and produced by Alison Gilkey, and broadcast by PBS through ITVS, as part of the Independent Lens series. The film is the first television chronicle of the history of the American disability rights movement from the post-World War II era until the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.


Crip Camp

A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.

Rated R. On Netflix.

ADA Signing Ceremony – July 26, 1990 

This video documents the speech given by President George H. W. Bush when he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990. 

In the video, President Bush speaks to a huge audience of activists, congressional supporters, people with disabilities, and their families and friends gathered on the South Lawn of the White House.

Americans with Disabilities Act – Impact of the ADA

The ADA National Network interviews people with disabilities about the impact the Americans with Disabilities Act on their lives.

The Power of 504

The Power of 504
Award-winning 18-minute documentary video, which captures the drama and emotions of the historic civil rights demonstration of people with disabilities in 1977, resulting in the signing of the 504 Regulations, the first Federal Civil Rights Law protecting people with disabilities.

Deaf President Now!

Student strikes at Gallaudet University starting March 6, 1988, revolutionized the perception and education of Deaf Culture. Deaf students were outraged at the selection of another hearing president, Elisabeth Zinser, after a long line of university presidents who were not deaf. Alumni, faculty, staff, and students demanded that the next president of the university be deaf.

After a week of protest and activism, Zinser resigned and was replaced by I. King Jordan. This movement became known as Deaf President Now.

U.S. Capitol Crawl Wheels of Justice Action

This video covers part of the Wheels of Justice Rally and then the Capitol Crawl that took place on the west (Mall) side steps of the US Capitol March 12, 1990.

Ed Roberts – Father of Independent Living Movement 60 Minutes Story

Harry Reasoner with 60 Minutes interviews Ed Roberts about his life and the history of the Independent Living Movement.

Judith Heumann – Out Fight for Disability Rights and Why We’re Not Done Yet!

For more than 30 years, Judith Heumann has been involved on the international front working with disabled people’s organizations and governments around the world to advance the human rights of disabled people. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

What We’re Reading

Being Huemann

A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us and of one woman’s activism—from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington—Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann’s lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society.

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No Pity
By Joseph P. Shapiro

Discusses the struggle of disabled people to challenge discrimination and explains how the disabled used their political clout to gain passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

All the Way to the Top:
by Annette Bay Pimentel, Nabi Ali, and Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins

Jennifer Keelan knew that everyone deserves a voice! Then the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that would make public spaces much more accessible to people with disabilities, was proposed to Congress. And to make sure it passed, Jennifer went to the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC to convince them. And, without her wheelchair, she climbed. ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP!


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ADA 30th Anniversary Tribute
Tributo por el 30 Aniversario de la ADA

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