FAU Libraries honor Disability Pride Month and National Disability Independence Day with a Pop-Up Library of resources highlighting the experiences and stories of differently-abled people.
The Pop-Up Library offers a variety of sources exploring the history of National Disability Independence Day and a collection of books, videos, websites, and podcasts providing first-hand accounts of persons living with a variety of disabilities. It can also offer tools for respectful interactions and dialogue about disabilities and accessibility.
National Disability Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990. A civil rights law, ADA opened doors and broke down barriers that individuals with disabilities face daily.
Disability Pride Month has been celebrated since 1990. It seeks to change how people think about and define disability and promote the belief that disability is a natural part of human diversity, which people living with disabilities can celebrate and take pride in.
Pop-Up Library has links to the ADA services available at the FAU Libraries and a form to report an Accessibility Barrier.