Awareness Building Resources
Advocating Change Together Disability History Exhibit
The Disability History Exhibit is a 22-panel collage that traces 3000 years of seldom-told history. From antiquity to the present, the exhibit brings viewers through an illustrated timeline that shows society’s attitudes and how they affect the lives of people with disabilities. The display was part of the "Road to Freedom" tour that made stops in all fifty states. When the display came to Alaska there was a feeling that an electronic version was needed and a decision was made to collaborate and purchase a copy while producing an accessible electronic version. This Alaska owned version was shared with NASPA members during the 2009 Annual Conference and for those who missed it, the electronic version can be found online here: http://www.hss.state.ak.us/gcdse/history/index.htm Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
British Film Institute
The British Film Institute Disabling Imagery website provides a wealth of information on how disability has been represented in moving image from the earliest days. The approach is from a disability equality and human rights perspective, which draws on the collective thinking of the Disabled People's Movement. The site features clips, still, and analyses as well as activities, discussion points, and other resources.
Online at: http://www.bfi.org.uk/education/teaching/disability/
David Roche Performance
The Church of 80% Sincerity tracks the inspiring, poignant, wickedly funny and sometimes heart-breaking story of David's journey from shame to self-acceptance. David's powerful vignettes and keen observations invite the sweet (and sometimes raucous) laughter that flows from the recognition that we are all flawed and struggling beings. He provides an irresistible and unforgettable glimpse of his (and your) inner beauty and worth, offering profound encouragement in dealing with whatever life brings you.
For more informaton about David Roche and his work visit his web site at www.davidroche.com
Disability Statistics Center
The Disability Statistics Center produces and disseminates policy-relevant statistical information on the demographics and status of people with disabilities in American society. The Center's work focuses on how that status is changing over time with regard to employment, access to technology, health care, community-based services, and other aspects of independent living and participation in society.
Online at: http://dsc.ucsf.edu/main.php
Smithsonian Exhibit on Disability Rights Movement
Originally set up as a kiosk based exhibit, the Smithsonian Disability Rights Movement exhibit is now available on the web at: http://americanhistory.si.edu/disabilityrights/welcome.html
The Museum of disABILITY
The Museum of disABILITY is an interactive virtual museum features rich media exhibits that require Adobe Flash, a broadband connection, and ample computer capabilities. Alternatively, there is an HTML version of the content. The museum provides information on disAbility in the Media, disAbility in Medicine, and disAbility in Society.
Online at: http://www.museumofdisability.com/
UC Berkley Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement Site
The UC Berkeley Disability Rights and Independent Living website is rich in primary sources including video clips, sound files, transcripts, and photos. UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, through its Regional Oral History Office, has recorded and continues to record the stories of individuals who have made significant contributions to the origins and achievements of these movements. The Bancroft Library also collects, preserves, and provides access to the papers of organizations and individuals of importance to the struggles for disability rights and independent living. The collection highlights the broad range of strategies and tactics employed, the diverse experience of the activists involved, and the intersection of disability in America with the issues of race, ethnicity, class, and gender.
Online at: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/drilm/