by Bethany Johnsen
I was inspired today by the fascinating new web exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, “EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America.” The museum’s first effort to showcase disability history, as well as its first exclusively online exhibit, “EveryBody” offers a thoughtful and moving look at a side of American history that is often neglected in history books. Organized primarily through objects—from medical devices to the buttons and T-shirts worn by disability activists—the site offers rich material of interest to anyone, and particularly to the educators and families of people with special needs.
The exhibit is permanent and the plans for its expansion are sure to keep it fresh and relevant, so connect with "EveryBody" on social media to help disability history get the attention it deserves. The site also offers printable posters that are perfect for the classroom.