Representative Tammy Duckworth
Veterans History Project interview with Representative Tammy Duckworth, a former helicopter pilot who was grievously wounded during the Iraq War.
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A Letter from Helen Keller
A letter sent from Helen Keller to Mabel Hubbard Bell, August 20, 1893. In it, Helen Keller describes her visit to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
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Veterans History Project
Disabled Veterans: The Unhealed Wounds. For disabled veterans, their wounds of war are daily facts of life. They are obstacles or impediments, but for the men and woman in these stories, they are not roadblocks.
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Americans with Disabilities Act
Signed into law by Pres. Geor ge H.W. Bush, the ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability.
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October 23, 2013
Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back
Harilyn Rousso, disability advocate, psychotherapist and feminist reads from her memoir reads and discusses excerpts from her memoir.
(12:00 noon in the Mumford Room)
November 19, 2013
Diversity Within Diversity: The Blind Community
A conversational panel based on personal and work related experiences among employees at the Library of Congress who are blind.
(12:00 noon in West Dining Room)
November 20, 2013
Featured speaker Rep. Tammy Duckworth, speaks on the theme "Because We Are Equal to the Task."
(1:00pm in the Montpelier Room)
November 26, 2013
Assistive Technology Demonstration Fair
(10am - 2pm, in the Madison Hall)