Indiana Disability History Project

First-hand accounts of the disability rights movement and the experiences of Hoosiers with disabilities.

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Beth Myers - "They...

"They was mean to me. And I'm glad I'm not in an institution no more.” Beth was sent to an Indiana institution when she was young. She didn’t have the opportunity to go to school but states she learned to…

Featured Exhibits

ADA in Indiana

This exhibit includes video recorded oral history of and about Indiana advocates for the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as photographs and transcripts.

Hoosier Advocates

Change the Name - Betty...

Betty Williams, an active self-advocate, discusses the importance of getting rid of the R-word and shares the story of how self-advocates helped change the name of the state commission in 2008.Betty…


Disability History Timeline

Indiana Disability History Timeline

From 1816 to the present, view the progression of important dates and events in Indiana's disability history.