Indiana Disability History Project
First-hand accounts of the disability rights movement and the experiences of Hoosiers with disabilities.
“It was wonderful because he felt like he was going to school.” When Bonnie Smith’s family moved to Bloomington, Indiana in the 1960s, a minister from the First United Methodist Church knocked on her door one…
This exhibit presents a series of photographs of early assistive technology devices exhibited by Easterseals Crossroads in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This photograph shows Betty Louise Williams (1959-2018) as a young girl, wearing a pink dress. Betty grew up in Richmond, Indiana in the 1960s and 70s. She became a leader in the self-advocacy…
Disability History Timeline
From 1816 to the present, view the progression of important dates and events in Indiana's disability history.