Disability History Exhibit


What is the Disability History Exhibit?

In Spring 2015, ORAHEAD purchased a copy of the Disability History Exhibit created and printed by Advocating Change Together (ACT). From the ACT website:

The Disability History Exhibit is a 22-panel collage that traces 3000 years of seldom-told history. From antiquity to the present, the exhibit brings viewers through an illustrated timeline that shows society’s attitudes and how they affect the lives of people with disabilities.

Viewers experience powerful feelings as they notice similarities between ancient practices and modern stereotypes. The exhibit is accessible at many levels, striking a balance between easily grasped information and a comprehensive history viewed from multiple angles.

Where and When is the Exhibit on Display?

How Can I Display the Exhibit at my Organization?

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How Can I Access an Accessible Version?

HTML Version

An accessible, electronic version of the Disability History Display can be found on the State of Alaska’s Disability History Exhibit website. The electronic version was crafted by University of Alaska Anchorage Disability Support Services (UAA DSS) staff.

Multimedia Version

The PCC Multimedia Department worked with PCC Disability Services, creating a video for each panel. These videos are all captioned and assembled into a playlist. The videos feature high resolution photography and narration with voices of PCC students and faculty.

Please refer to Portland Community College’s Disability History Exhibit Guide for recommendations regarding display and interactive instruction.