The following resources from around the country may be of interest to readers of this Impact:
ADA Legacy Project (http://www.adalegacy.com/ada25). The mission of the ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by preserving the history of the disability rights movement, celebrating its milestones, and educating the public and future generations of advocates. On its ADA at 25 Web site are extensive resources, including schedules of ADA 25th anniversary events nationwide, anniversary toolkit, and information about the nationwide ADA Legacy Bus Tour.
Moments in Disability History (http://mn.gov/mnddc/ada- legacy/index.html). This contribution to the nationwide ADA Legacy project draws on the Moments in Disability History compiled by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. They are moments that capture the historical events and key leaders in the disability rights movement whose common vision, persistence, and passion to be included in the broader civil rights movement culminated in the signing of the ADA. The “moments” include a wide range of audio and video clips, historical documents, images, and slides from over a span of decades. They are the “moments” every self-advocate, parent and professional advocate should know and be literate about in order to create future policy.
Self-Advocacy Online (http://www.selfadvocacyonline.org/stories). The “Stories from Self-Advocates” section of this Web site includes over 40 short video interviews with self-advocates who share their thoughts on the ADA. The site is designed especially for use by self-advocates and their allies, and is operated by the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.
ADA Signing Ceremony Video (http://www.ada.gov/videogallery.htm#ADAsigning990). This video documents the speech by President George H. W. Bush when he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990. In the video, he speaks to a huge audience gathered on the south lawn of the White House. This 22-minute film, provided to the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, by the George Bush Presidential Library, is being re-released on the department’s ADA.gov Web site to increase awareness of the ADA.
Generation ADA: Disabled Girls Talk Podcast (http://disabledgirlstalk.tumblr.com/). Maddy Ruvolo, 21, and Emily Ladau, 23, launched the Disabled Girls Talk podcast in 2014 as an ongoing discussion about coming of age with a disability. Their first episode focuses on the ADA, including what it means to them as part of the generation reaching adulthood after its passage.
Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/281). Citation: Gaylord, V., Wieck, C., Nalker, M., Hewitt, A., & Poetz, C. (Eds). (Winter 2015). Impact: Feature Issue on the ADA and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities, 28(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].