Indiana Disability History Project

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

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Pauline Ulrey - Sight-Saving...

“I lost my vision at-- I was 26 months old. I was struck by lightning.” When it was time to go to school, Pauline Ulrey’s ophthalmologist did not want her to go to the Indiana School for the Blind. “I don’t…

Featured Exhibits

Assistive Technology

This exhibit presents a series of photographs of early assistive technology devices exhibited by Easterseals Crossroads in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hoosier Advocates

Jaime Cousins - Mapping Out...

"I'm going to need to go to a college with a very highly rated psychology department." James Martin Cousins, who has autism, was a sophomore at a charter high school in Indianapolis when he was…


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.