Helen Keller sitting holding a magnolia flower, ca. 1920.
Posts tagged Disability
Blind stenographer using Dictaphone on April 27, 1911. This could have taken place at the New York Association for the Blind. On the day before this photo was taken, April 26, 1911, President Taft was at the Metropolitan Opera House where he opened the Blind Workers’ Exhibition. The New York Times wrote, “While he [Taft] spoke, a […]
George Eyser was an interesting man. Not only did he survive being run over by a train and the loss his left leg, Eyser participated at the 1904 Summer Olympic games held in St. Louis. As a gymnast with the U.S.-based Concordia Turnverein Gymnastic Team, he competed with a wooden prosthesis. When the games closed, […]
“What we did for civil rights in the ‘60s, we forgot to do for people with disabilities.” – Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) said of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 On Monday, March 12, 1990 disability rights activists descended on the U.S. Capitol demanding the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which would […]