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Disability Rights Movement Exhibit
Opens July 6 At Smithsonian

The National Museum of American History, http://www.americanhistory.si.edu, Smithsonian Institution will open an exhibit entitled "The Disability Rights Movement" on July 6th, 2000. Marking the tenth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the exhibit examines the history of grass roots activism by people with disabilities, their friends, and families to secure the civil rights guaranteed to all Americans.

The exhibit consists of four showcases and is innovative in its design and aims for maximum accessibility. Web-based kiosks will provide visitors with alternative formats to experience the exhibit. The kiosks are prototypes for versions that will eventually be available to museums and other cultural institutions.

For information, call 202-357-2700 (Voice) or 202-357-1729 (TTY).

 

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