In the month of July, we celebrate the diversity and history of the disability community in the United States for Disability Pride Month. On July 26th, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, prohibiting discrimination on basis of disabilities.
We recognize that disability is a natural part of life that intersects with so many aspects of identity, from race to gender to socioeconomic class and that today, disability advocates and activists are still fighting for a person’s right to independence, self-determination, and the greatest possible quality of life. This becomes even more important when remembering that the disability community is one of the largest minority populations in the United States, comprising around 21% of Wisconsin’s population.
Learn more about Disability Pride Month and the experiences of people with disabilities below:
- Wisconsin’s governor, Tony Evers, has made a proclamation honoring Disability Pride Month 2022. Read the accessible Disability Pride Month Proclamation here.
- Learn more about the experiences of children with disabilities by watching the documentary, Crip Camp.
- Need information or technical assistance with the Americans with Disabilities Act? Learn more via ADA.gov.
- Want to know how to improve online accessibility for people with disabilities? Learn more via Section508.gov.
Image Credit: Disability Pride Flag by Ann Magill