ADA in Indiana

Items in the ADA in Indiana Collection

President George H.W. Bush Signing the Americans with Disabilities Act
This photograph shows President George H. W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. With him on the South Lawn of the White House are (from left to right, sitting) Evan Kemp, Chairman of the Equal Employment…

ADA Legacy Tour Bus with SICIL Staff
This photograph shows the “ADA Legacy” tour bus, parked at the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana on June 19, 2015. In front of the bus is Al Tolbert, retired director of the Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living (SICIL),…

Senator Tom Harkin - Americans with Disabilities Act: The Past and the Future
"I must be completely honest - I was not the first person to introduce the Americans with Disabilities Act," retired U.S. Senator Tom Harkin pointed out in an interview with the Indiana Disability History Project. In fact, Senator Harkin had been one…

Karen Vaughn - Opening Doors to Access for All
“When I was young I knew nothing about any legislative activities or laws that would allow an individual with a disability to have any kind of civil rights because I stayed in several nursing homes and at that time, there were no patients' rights,”…

Transcript: Ed Bell ADA Interview
"The last thing we really want to do is -- not only do you have to adjust to your disability, but now you need to sell your farm and move to town." Ed Bell says farming is statistically one of the most dangerous occupations. Although farmers are used…

Transcript: Ric Edwards ADA Interview
“This was not just a thing that was going to affect us,” Ric Edwards recalls, “it was going to affect our kids and our kids' kids, and many generations to follow.” The work to win support in Indiana for passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act…

Transcript: Christine Dahlberg ADA Interview
“Advocating for disability issues is a broad topic. And when you advocate, you don’t advocate for people with a particular disability, your advocacy affects everyone with a disability,” Christine Dahlberg remarked in 2009. Then Deputy Director of the…

Transcript: Karen Vaughn ADA Interview
“I learned that there were more than just rights," recalled disability advocate Karen Vaughn of the era immediately after passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). "We had civil rights on just about every level.” After acquiring a…

Transcript: Nancy Griffin ADA Interview
“So, we ended up creating our first bus roping opportunity.” Nancy Griffin describes participating in an action protesting inaccessible public transportation. “You get a half a dozen folks in wheelchairs and somebody goes up to the door of the bus…

Transcript: Al Tolbert ADA Interview
“Back in the '80s, we didn't think about the Independent Living movement being a civil rights thing.” With the introduction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) legislation prior to its passage in 1990, says Al Tolbert, “the Independent Living…

Transcript: Tom Olin ADA Exhibit Talk
“The shot that was heard around the world for people with disabilities,” is how one of Tom Olin’s photographic images has been described. As part of the ADA at 25 Legacy Tour, the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana hosted an exhibit…

ADA 25th Anniversary Issue of Spark Newsletter
The Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities (GCPD) dedicated its Spark newsletter’s Summer 2015 issue to the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act. The issue contains the following articles:

The ADA: A Life- and…

ADA 10th Anniversary at Indianapolis Artsgarden
This is a photograph of the crowd attending a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The celebration was held at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on July 26, 2000.

Gary and Sharon Byrkett at 10th ADA Celebration
This photograph shows disability advocates Gary and Sharon Byrkett attending a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on July 26, 2000.

Four Advocates at Indianapolis Stop of ADA at 25 Legacy Tour
This photograph shows ADA advocates Suellen Jackson-Boner, Christine Dahlberg, Greg Meyer, and Ric Edwards (in front) at Monument Circle, Indianapolis on June 18, 2015. The ADA at 25 Legacy Tour bus is shown in the background. At the time, Edwards…

Tom Olin - ADA Legacy Bus Tour
“The shot that was heard around the world for people with disabilities,” is how one of Tom Olin’s photographic images has been described. As part of the ADA at 25 Legacy Tour, the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana hosted an exhibit…

Nancy Griffin - ADA Interview
“So, we ended up creating our first bus roping opportunity.” Nancy Griffin describes participating in an action protesting inaccessible public transportation. “You get a half a dozen folks in wheelchairs and somebody goes up to the door of the bus…

Ed Bell - ADA Interview
"The last thing we really want to do is -- not only do you have to adjust to your disability, but now you need to sell your farm and move to town." Ed Bell says farming is statistically one of the most dangerous occupations. Although farmers are used…

Ric Edwards - ADA Interview
This was not just a thing that was going to affect us,” Ric Edwards recalls, “it was going to affect our kids and our kids' kids, and many generations to follow.” The work to win support in Indiana for passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act…

Karen Vaughn - ADA Interview
“I learned that there were more than just rights," recalled disability advocate Karen Vaughn of the era immediately after passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). "We had civil rights on just about every level.” After acquiring a…

Christine Dahlberg - ADA Interview
"Advocating for disability issues is a broad topic. And when you advocate, you don’t advocate for people with a particular disability, your advocacy affects everyone with a disability,” Christine Dahlberg remarked in 2009. Then Deputy Director of the…

Greg Fehribach with Senator Tom Harkin
Indianapolis attorney Greg Fehribach is pictured with Senator Tom Harkin at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Washington, D.C. in July, 2015.

Christine Dahlberg and Ric Edwards - Spreading the Word About the ADA
“We actually heard from a number of different people in a lot of different communities,” explains Ric Edwards of the town meetings held when Justin Dart visited Indiana. Christine Dahlberg discusses the Indiana Governor's Council for People with…

Christine Dahlberg and Nancy Griffin - ADA Training
"After the regulations passed, there was a big infusion of federal dollars to train people, mainly people with disabilities and other advocates on their rights, their new rights under the ADA," explains Christine Dahlberg. The Disability Rights…

Nancy Griffin and Christine Dahlberg - Remembering Justin Dart's Nationwide ADA Tour
“Justin Dart was really something else,” recalls Christine Dahlberg. She discusses how at each town hall meeting he attended throughout the country, Justin made sure to acknowledge everyone’s efforts in regards to the ADA. Christine says, “I thought…

Ric Edwards - Spending Time with Justin Dart
“He was very gracious, and he was definitely a character.” That is how Ric Edwards described Justin Dart. Ric shares a story about the first time he met Justin Dart. He says, “I didn’t know anything about him but by his reputation.” Ric found their…

Al Tolbert - Changes Along the Way
“I've seen some things change, a lot of things change for the better,” says Al Tolbert of the disabilities rights movement. In 1971, Al was in a training accident in Germany that left him paralyzed. After his accident, Al got involved in the…

Ric Edwards - Breaking Down Barriers
"It is something that is going to change minds as well as break down the barriers," states Ric Edwards on the impact of the ADA. He goes on to explain, “The most significant change has to be the mindset that has been changed because that has much…

Betty Williams - Learning About the ADA<br /><br />
“I was learning something about that Title and how we could apply it to the community in which we lived in and how it can help people's lives.” When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed, Betty Williams wanted to learn more about how the…

Al Tolbert - ADA Interview
“Back in the '80s, we didn't think about the Independent Living movement being a civil rights thing.” With the introduction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) legislation prior to its passage in 1990, says Al Tolbert, “the Independent Living…

Monticello, Indiana Group with ADA at 25 Legacy Tour Bus
This photograph shows a group in front of the ADA Legacy Tour bus in Monticello, Indiana on June 20, 2015. The Monticello tour stop, at Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital, was hosted by the Mayor’s ADA Advisory Council and the City of…

Indiana Summary from the Report Voices of Freedom: America Speaks Out on the ADA
This document is an excerpt from the National Council on Disability (NCD)’s July 26, 1995 Report to the President and Congress, "Voices of Freedom: America Speaks Out on the ADA" (Americans with Disabilities Act). The excerpt is the summary of the…