Smithsonian exhibit focuses on history of individuals with disabilities

06/27/2013 | Disability Scoop

The Smithsonian Institution is featuring its first-ever, online-only look into the subject of disability. Artifacts and information spanning 50 years tell the story of disability history, including legal achievements, devices, technology and stereotypes. "Many stories and events related to people with disabilities never make it into the history books or shared public memories," said Katherine Ott, curator of medical science at the National Museum of American History. "Knowing this history deepens the understanding of the American experience and reveals how complicated history is," she added.

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