The Arc of Accessibility Work in Museum Education
30 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. This monumental civil rights legislation made discrimination against people with disabilities illegal and helped move the US towards a more inclusive future.
Museum Education Roundtable has made research free to access that illustrates the arc of accessibility work in museum education.
The first collection consists of articles that date to the days before the ADA was passed. These articles chronicle museums’ responses to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a precursor to the ADA.
Be sure to bookmark this page, as on July 26, (the anniversary of the adoption of the ADA), we’ll add our second collection which includes articles dating after the passing of the ADA.
All articles are free to access through this page until December 31. Read, share and cite the collection now.
Research: Pre ADA.
|Museums and the Handicapped||Sue Hoth and Alan Levitt||4||1973|
|Focus on the Handicapped||R. Lynn Bondurant||3||1976|
|MER Members Discuss Programming for the Handicapped||N.A.||1||1977|
|Discovering Rehabilitation in the Emerald City||Joe Buckley||1||1978|
|Compel Them To Come In||Alice Kenney||2||1981|
|A Question of Accessibility||Janet Kamien||2||1981|
|Photography Aids Visually Impaired Museum Visitors||George A. Covington||2||1981|
|About the Hearing-Impaired Audience||H. Latham Breunig & Deborah M. Sonnenstrahl||2||1981|
|Private Museum Makes Accessibility Commitment||Susan Page Tillett||3||1981|
|Docents Experience Museum Visit as Disabled Visitors||Elizabeth Sharpe||3||1981|
|The Met and Mentally Retarded Museum-Goers||Charles Steiner||3||1981|
|Sensory Changes in Older Adults: Implications for Museums||Tamerra Moeller||4||1984|
|Why This Topic?||Susan Nichols Lehman & Janice Majewski||2||1981|