July 5, 2017
The History of Disability, Lessons from the Past
Think you know the history of disability in the United States? It could well be that you don't know as much as you think you do.
Attitudes and policies affecting people with disabilities did not evolve in a silo. Instead, actions by veterans wounded in the Civil War, predecessor disability groups, groups representing other stigmatized populations as well as actions by national organizations focused on specific disabilities played out against a broader background of historical trends and movements.
All of this is brilliantly explained by historian Larry Logue, senior fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute - Syracuse University and William Myhill, Director of Legal Research and Writing at the Burton Blatt Institute in ADA Live! Episode 46: The History of Disability, Lessons from the Past. The show airs on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 1:00 - 1:30 PM (Eastern) and 12:00 Noon - 12:30 PM (Central). The show will also be archived in a variety of formats including streamed audio and accessible transcripts of audio at our website at http://www.adalive.org
Transcripts will be available within 7 days