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It’s Our Story promotes, preserves, and protects the power, passion, and pride of people with disabilities.
It’s Our Story champions a fuller knowledge of disability life and culture by exposing visitors to the ways in which people with disabilities interpret, live, critique, and comment upon their diverse experiences.
We believe people with disabilities are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect—and to be free from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and discrimination.
It’s Our Story expands and explores equal rights for people with disabilities by providing a platform for the collective voice of an empowered and engaged community.
10,000 pages of testimonies
This collection of personal testimonies, newspaper articles, and official communications played a critical role in making the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 possible.
For centuries, people with disabilities lived without rights, were oppressed by social stigma, rejected by wide swaths of culture, and were denied access to life, to liberty, and to the pursuit of happiness. It took a dedicated band of advocates and activists to create the cultural change needed to ensure such ostracization would no longer be deemed acceptable.
These advocates and activists deserve to be honored and memorialized as veterans of democracy. Here are just a few of the many historical insights within the ADA Diaries that await your discovery