LISTEN: Celebrating Disability Pride in Alaska

President Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act on the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo courtesy of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum)

It’s been 31 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, and today accommodations for people with cognitive and physical disabilities are a normal part of life. To mark the anniversary of the ADA, July is Disability Pride month — a time to celebrate progress and raise awareness. We spoke to members of the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education about the virtual celebration and the work still to come.

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Jena Crafton, self advocate, Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education
  • Ric Nelson, self advocate, Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education
  • Heidi Lieb-Williams, self advocate and chair, Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education
  • Corey Gilmore, self advocate and former chair, Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Education

LINKS & RESOURCES:

PARTICIPATE:

Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (Comments may be read on air).

Post your comment during or after the live broadcast on social media (Comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.