Disability Pride Month: A Digital Library Exhibit

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Disability Pride Month in July commemorates the landmark passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990, marking a significant advancement in the rights of people with disabilities. This month-long celebration honors the unique experiences, strengths, and achievements of individuals with disabilities while acknowledging the ongoing challenges they may face.

A disability can be any condition that affects the body or mind, resulting in difficulties with specific activities and interactions with the world. Disabilities can impact various areas, including vision, movement, thinking, remembering, learning, communication, hearing, mental health, and social relationships. This diverse group encompasses individuals with a wide range of needs; even those with similar disabilities can experience them differently. It is important to remember that disabilities may not always be visible.[1] This display is part of the Leatherby Libraries' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives in alignment with the Chapman University Strategic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion, fostering a diverse and inclusive campus climate.