12:00am

Wed July 24, 2013
Disability rights

Today on Your Call: What's the history of California’s disability rights movement?



 


On today's Your Call, we'll mark the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by speaking with longtime activists. One of the most important aspects of the disability rights movement was the focus on independent living, which emerged in California in the 1960s. Five decades later, people with disabilities are still on the front lines, often getting arrested in Washington DC. What gains have they made and what are they still fighting for? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.


Guests:


 


Ken Stein former program administrator for the SF Mayor's Office on Disability


Ingrid Tischer is Director of Development for the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)


Corbett O'Toole, longtime Bay Area disability rights activist


Resources:


Americans with Disabilities Act


OAC: Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement Oral History Project


Independence Today: technology for people with disabilities


Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) at the Ed Roberts Campus


World Institute on Disability


UC Berkeley Bancroft Library: Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement Project


Longmore Institute at San Francisco State University


UC Berkeley: “The Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement” 


Longmore Institute: A thank you note to the disability rights movement


Longmore Institute: My father learns to read from blind people


DREDF: Elizabeth Grigsby


KPFA: ‘Pushing Limits’


Silicon Valley Independent Living Center



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