Presentation on theme: "Why We Do What We Do: A Brief History of Disability Services"— Presentation transcript:
1 Why We Do What We Do: A Brief History of Disability Services Lindsay E. StokesCoordinator of Disability ServicesNorth Carolina Wesleyan College
2 OutlineHistory and Civil Right TimelineVideoDiscussionQuestions
3 History and Civil Right Timeline 1940s/1950sVeterans returning from WWII and Korean War1963Ed Roberts seeks admission to U.C. Berkeley1964Civil Rights Act is passed1968Architectural Barriers Act passed1970Ed Roberts forms Rolling Quads
4 History and Civil Right Timeline 1971Ed Roberts and his associates established the Center for Independent Living (CIL) in Berkeley, CA1973Rehabilitation Act passes1976The Federal Communication Commission authorizes reserving Line 21 on television sets for closed captions1977Section 504 Sit-in and eventually the Signing of Section 504
5 History and Civil Right Timeline 1978American Disabled for Public Transit (ADAPT) was foundedHandicapping America by Frank Bowe is published1981The telecommunication for the Disabled Act passed1983ADAPT launches nationwide campaign for Accessible Transportation1988Gallaudet’s Deaf President Now (DPN) protest was held
6 History and Civil Right Timeline 1990Americans with Disabilities Act passes1993FCC requires decoding chip in all newly manufactured televisions2008ADA Amendments are passed
7 VIDEOLives Worth Living TrailerDisability Rights Movement
8 Discussion QuestionsWhat aspect of the history would you like to learn more about?Of all the events discussed today, what event made the biggest impact on your view of our profession?Looking where the profession has been, where do you see it going in the next years?
10 Food for Thought“I think the future is the revolution that empowers every single human being on a custom basis. And I think it’s the next step for humanity because it’s necessary to move from the last stages of barbarism into a golden age of science and democracy. We’re not going to have science and democracy until each person is empowered to live their God-given potential and… that’s not going to happen by accident. It’s going to happen when we make it happen.” – Justin Dart
11 ReferencesInformation from the timeline was complied by Melanie Thornton, University of Arkansas CURRENTS
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