Join Us! The Consortium & Heinz History Center Present on the History & Future of Transportation October 8th!
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
From Exclusion to Autonomy: The History and Future of Accessible Transportation in Western Pennsylvania
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Accessibility advocates Holly and Paul Dick in front of their Chrysler Newport, which was adapted for Paul’s use in 1966
Registration is NOW OPEN to join the Heinz History Center and the Western Pennsylvania Disability History & Action Consortium on Thursday, October 8, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, as we celebrate 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a virtual program entitled “From Exclusion to Autonomy: The History and Future of Accessible Transportation in Western Pennsylvania.”
The program will explore the early roots of innovative accessible transportation in Allegheny County, culminating with a discussion of current and future challenges, and opportunities for inclusion and independence for all.
The Consortium’s short film about late Western Pennsylvania transportation advocate Paul Dick will premiere at the event. The film highlights the transportation limitations Paul faced after he was diagnosed with polio in the 1950's, and his role in shaping Allegheny County’s ACCESS Transportation System as a model for the nation.
Visit this link for more information and to register for the event. The program will be hosted on Zoom. Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided.
If you would like the Consortium to assist with your registration, or to request accommodations, please contact us at email@example.com or 412.204.7199. We hope you will join us!