Friday, May 6, 2011

Online Disability History Museum has new website

From the Disability History Museum:

The Disability History Museum (DHM), whose mission is to foster a deeper understanding about how changing cultural values, notions of identity, laws and policies have shaped and influenced the experience of people with disabilities, their families and their communities over time, has just launched a new website.

Originally established in 2000, this website's second iteration better meets the needs of today's researcher with new graphics, improved navigation and functionality.

The DHM aims to provide all site visitors, people with and without disabilities, researchers, teachers and students, with a wide array of tools to help deepen their understanding of human variation and difference, and to expand appreciation of how vital to our common life the experiences of people with disabilities have always been.

The DHM welcomes on average 4,000 unique visitors each month and features a library collection includes over 2,000 primary source documents and images, and continues to grow.

In 2008, DHM began an inventory of disability history resources located in Western Massachusetts repositories in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Public History Program. Phase one - an inventory of resources within the Pioneer Valley History Network - is now complete.

The Disability History Museumis a project of Straight Ahead Pictures, Inc. Address inquiries to:

Straight Ahead Pictures, Inc.
Box 395
Conway, MA 01341
Tel: (413)369-4372
Fax: (413)369-4784