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Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium

SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWS
Western Pennsylvania Disability History & Action Consortium

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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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Black and white photograph of accessibility advocates Holly and Paul Dick in front of their Chrysler Newport, which was adapted for Paul’s use in 1966.  (From the Holly and Paul Dick Family Papers and Photographs, MSS 1177, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center.
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 info@wpdhac.org or 412.204.7199.  We hope you will join us!

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Please take our survey about disability history if you haven't already done so. The Consortium serves as a clearinghouse for records and artifacts that tell the story of disability rights history and activism in Western Pennsylvania. 

If you know of such items or information, we'd like to add them to the listings on our website. If you need help preserving them, we can help with that too. 

Contact us at info@wpdhac.org.
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