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McIntyre Library displays honor ADA 20th anniversary

RELEASED: July 30, 2010

ADA 20-year anniversary graphicEAU CLAIRE — In honor of the 20th anniversary of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is featuring three displays about the ADA and the lives of people with disabilities.

The ADA, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, was signed into law by President George Bush Sr. on July 26, 1990.

Featured in the McIntyre Library displays are children's and teen books that have received the American Library Association's Schneider Family Book Award for artistic expression of the disability experience; selected titles from McIntyre Library's book, CD and U.S. government publication collections; and six-word memoirs of the disability experience collected by Dr. Katherine Schneider, UW-Eau Claire senior psychologist emerita.

The displays will run through Sept. 1 and are located in the library entrance, the Instructional Media Center on the lower level, and the government publications exhibit case on the first floor.

Near the library entrance display, an 11-minute video by the ADA Wisconsin Partnership also will be shown continuously. The video offers a "then-and-now" look at Wisconsin activities and people that contributed to the passage of the ADA — and the impact of that work on communities 20 years later.

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