On July 26th, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. Commonly known as the ADA, this law has been instrumental in creating more accessibility in employment, education, as well as public and digital spaces.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities has assembled and digitized a virtual exhibit on the disability rights movement. This virtual gallery is based on the first museum exhibition about the New York City Disability Rights Movement presented at the Brooklyn Historical Society on July 1, 2015 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the ADA and curated by Warren Shaw.
Both the physical and virtual exhibit would not be possible with the generous donations from Carr Massi, from Disabled in Action.
In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is proud to present "The Journey" a virtual exhibition of artists with disabilities. We received over 100 submissions of which we selected our favorite 30 submissions for the exhibition. Special thank you to our panel of judges from YAI Arts and Culture, The Met, Positive Exposure, Fountain House, Shield Institute and The League Center.