Disability Rights

This chapter explores the roots of disability rights reforms during the Progressive Era as charities and non-profits formed to provide services to the disabled. It continues with landmark legislation in the Architectural Barriers Act of 1964, the fight for the Americans with Disabilities Act in the 1980s and its pivotal moment on March 12, 1990 with the Capitol Crawl when 60 activists left their wheelchairs to crawl the 83 steps of the Capitol building chanting their support for the ADA, which passed into law on July 26, 1990. Collections represented in this exhibit include:
Ability Center of Greater Toledo Records, 1920-2015
Disability Studies Department Records, 2000s
Handicapped Affairs Coalition Records, 1970s
Handicapped Student Services Records, not dated
Hugh Gregory Gallagher Papers, 1880-2002
Tom Olin Papers, 1976-2014
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Abstract/Description: This chapter explores the roots of disability rights reforms during the Progressive Era as charities and non-profits formed to provide services to the disabled. It continues with landmark legislation in the Architectural Barriers Act of 1964, the fight for the Americans with Disabilities Act in the 1980s and its pivotal moment on March 12, 1990 with the Capitol Crawl when 60 activists left their wheelchairs to crawl the 83 steps of the Capitol building chanting their support for the ADA, which passed into law on July 26, 1990. Collections represented in this exhibit include:

Ability Center of Greater Toledo Records, 1920-2015
Disability Studies Department Records, 2000s
Handicapped Affairs Coalition Records, 1970s
Handicapped Student Services Records, not dated
Hugh Gregory Gallagher Papers, 1880-2002
Tom Olin Papers, 1976-2014

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University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio, United States