Building A Barrier Free Campus exhibit opening and roundtable
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
At the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) , UFCU Room, PCL 2.500
The Building a Barrier-Free Campus exhibit traces how UT Arlington became a model accessible campus for students with disabilities starting in the mid-1960s—a time when disabled students had no right to attend K-12 schools or college—and how disabled students and alums helped drive disability rights activism and adapted sports in Texas and beyond.
Roundtable speakers include:
- Alejandrina Guzman, UT Austin student body president
- Nancy Crowther, ADAPT of Texas and UT Austin graduate
- Chase Bearden, Coalition of Texans with Disabilities director of advocacy and quad rugby player
- Trevor Engel, UT Arlington Disability Studies Minor graduate and staff, exhibit co-curator
- Sarah Rose, UT Arlington Disability Studies Minor director, History associate professor, and exhibit co-curator
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
The exhibit will be at the State Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda for Sept. 29-Oct. 9, at The University of Texas at Austin’s Perry-Castañeda Library for Oct. 11-Oct. 23 (opening roundtable at 5:30 pm on October 11), and at the Lex Frieden Employment Awards on Oct. 24. Digitized version at http://library.uta.edu/barrier-freecampus
UT Arlington Libraries' Texas Disability History Collection is the first disability history archive in the Southwest, and ranges from a 1493 map of the known world to the present. Digitized highlights from the Texas Disability History Collection reflect TDHC’s strengths in the intersecting histories of assistive technologies, adapted sports, and disability rights: http://library.uta.edu/txdisabilityhistory/
Partners making the tour possible: Texas Center for Disability Studies, the University of Texas Libraries, UT Austin’s Services for Students with Disabilities, Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, UT Arlington Disability Studies Minor, UT Arlington Libraries, and UT Arlington Department of History.