Arlington, Texas 76019
Building a Barrier-Free Campus traces how UT Arlington became a model accessible campus for students with disabilities starting in the mid-1960s—a time when disabled students had no right to attend K-12 schools or college—and how disabled students and alums helped drive disability rights activism and adapted sports in Texas and beyond. Curated by Trevor Engel and Sarah F. Rose and available in both digital format (with full text description) and in-person format, the exhibit draws on dozens of oral histories collected as part of UTA Libraries’ award-winning Texas Disability History Collection.
Learn more about how you can help preserve and disseminate disability history by interning with the Texas Disability History Collection via the Disability Studies Minor.
Building a Barrier-Free Campus has appeared at the Texas State Capitol, the Texas State Historical Association annual meeting, National Council on Independent Living Region 6 Conference, City of Fort Worth Disability Summit, UT Austin and UT Arlington Libraries, and the statewide Barbara Jordan Media Awards and Lex Frieden Employment Awards Ceremonies, among other venues. Contact Dr. Sarah Rose to find out how you can book the exhibit.