DHM: The people and events that shaped disabled rights

Disability History Month may be over, but we're still keen to share with you some of the key people and events who have shaped discussion, awareness and legislation over the past 50 years.

Capitol Crawl
On March 12 1990, over 1,000 people marched up to the White House inprotest: the Americans with Disabilities Act had been passed, butrepresentatives were suggesting amendments that would weaken it. Protestersdecided to put aside any mobility aids and ‘’crawl’’ up the stairs of theCapitol Building, in demonstration of how much infrastructure needs theaccessibility that the ADA

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