In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFKicqqVME8) and for better awareness of the challenges still being faced by the disabled community our fraternity wishes to share several resources.
Kristen, one of the members of the St. Anthony of Nagasaki Secular Franciscan fraternity, shared with us her experience working at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress (LoC) has made it their goal to make the library more accessible to its employees and visitors and to teach Americans about the valuable role that disabled Americans play in this country. She has provided some websites and videos to help us learn more. Here are a few that illustrate how they respond to this goal:
The LoC Accessibility Home Page
includes many videos on accessibility
among them one especially interesting is
entitled “Because We Are Equal to the Task” which includes a brief presentation from Senator Tammy Duckworth as well as several of the programs that the library supports that directly address accessibility. One of these programs involve its oral history collection among which is the Story Corps project and some of these audios are included in this presentation.
The Story Corps Website
includes many very moving stories including several about living with disabilities.