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Celebrating Disabled People's History and Future: Home

Celebrating Disabled People's History and Future

July 26th celebrates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA provides basic civil rights protections for disabled people. The ADA helps reduce discrimination against disabled people by broadening employment opportunities and opening access to government services and public accommodations, such as schools and stores

October commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM began in 1988 to recognize the important contributions of disabled workers and to raise awareness of disabled people’s employment needs, including the continued stigma and access barriers disabled people face preventing employment.

Academic Organizations and Projects

Disability History

History of Disability Rights

ADA - Ebooks

Universal Design

Disability Studies Applications


This LibGuide was co-created by Amy Harth, PhD, Assistant National Dean of Accreditation and Academic Quality, and by Joe Louderback, MLS, Reference and Instruction Librarian, as part of an ongoing series to reflect DeVry University’s commitment to, and celebration of, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

Private Organizations

Disability and Employment

Crip Theory and Stories

Disability in Literature & Writing