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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA at School
January 12, 2015
This July 26th marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The anniversary serves as reminder of the rich history and the role this dimension of diversity plays today.
From the physics of wheelchairs and universal design to civil rights and the political process, there are opportunities to include disability across your school curriculum. Here is one resource, EDGE (Education for Disability and Gender Equity), a web experience designed for high school students. Model lessons in physics, biology, government and culture guide an exploration of disability. This project is part of a demonstration funded by the Department of Education on how disability and gender can be part of any school curriculum and includes teachers guide, resources, suggested activities and quizzes. Visit EDGE at http://www.disabilityhistory.org/dwa/edge/curriculum/index.htm
For more information about the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, including events in your state and region, please visit ADA25: The ADA Legacy Project.