- 2007 Disability Employment Awareness Month Keynote Address
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) delivers the keynote address for the Library's celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month.
- ADA 27th Anniversary History & Progress of the Deaf Community
The Library of Congress celebrated the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with an event hosted by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Featured speakers were Congressman Mark Takano, Congressman Kevin Yoder, President of Gallaudet University Roberta Cordano and TedX presenter August Shitama.
- The ADA, Diversity and the Workplace: Managing for Success
Twenty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act sought to improve the lives of all people in the workplace. Today, both managers and employees must adhere to and embrace the change that ADA has brought to our places of employment.
- Because We Are Equal to the Task
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth speaks at a Library program on the experiences of people with disabilities.
- Empty Sleeves & Bloody Shirts: Disabled Civil War Veterans & Presidential Campaigns, 1864-1880
Erin Corrales-Diaz examined political cartoons that interpreted war-induced disability during and after the American Civil War.
- History of the Guide Dog Movement
Jane Sheehan and Don Olson discuss the history of the guide dog movement, the trends of the movement today, and how the movement impacts both blind and sighted communities.
- Library Accessibility: Facilities, Programs and Services
The Library hosted a panel discussion with presentations by John, P.S. Salmen, America Institute of Architects; Nancy Davenport, DC Public Libraries; and Rosemary Kelly, LC Reference Roundtable. They discussed three important aspects of accommodation and universal design in libraries today.
- National Federation of the Blind President Marc Maurer
Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, provides an overview of the National Federation of the Blind and its agenda.
- National Literary Society of the Deaf Becomes Center for the Book Reading Promotion Partner
This Library of Congress program, sponsored by The Center for the Book, National Literary Society of the Deaf (NLSD), Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action, and the Library of Congress Deaf Association featured speakers from NLSD, Gallaudet University, D.C. Public Library, and the National Association of the Deaf. In the Webcast, PBS presented excerpts from its newly released film documentary, “Through Deaf Eyes,” the first comprehensive film on deaf history.
- Native Americans, Disability & Employment
Information on the Tribal Outreach Program of the National Council on Disability and insights from the experiences of Native Americans specialists in employment and disability issues.
- Stevie Wonder “Sketches of a Life” Concert
Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, premieres "Sketches of a Life," a sprawling, hybrid pop-classical concerto, written between 1976 and 1994.
- Touch Tours for the Blind
Among the many ways the Library of Congress makes its treasures accessible onsite are some new special Touch Tours for the blind and visually handicapped.
- Veterans History Project Interview with Representative Tammy Duckworth
Despite their handicaps, these notable Americans overcame adversity and went on to achieve great success in government, art, entertainment, education, civil rights and activism. Find out more about these individuals.
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