On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This year marks the 30th anniversary of this landmark legislation.
"Disability Pride is the idea that people with disabilities should be proud of their disabled identity,” states the National Council on Independent Living on their website. “People with disabilities are the largest and most diverse minority within the population, representing all abilities, ages, races, ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds.”
Disability Pride centers acceptance and celebrates the uniqueness each individual brings to the world, recognizes the intersections of other identities and the challenges that can come with them, and honors the way it all contributes to the rich diversity of humanity.
To honor people with disabilities both visible and invisible, we gathered 20 Library resources perfect for all ages to commemorate Disability Pride Month in July.