Disability History Exhibit

4th Floor - Virtual Tour

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The Chicago Disability History Exhibit was created by the team of Dr. David Mitchell and Dr. Sharon Snyder, professors of Disability Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The exhibit’s primary focus is on Chicago and Illinois, set within a national historical framework. The CDHE documents the many roles of individuals with disabilities as meaningful participants in the city's social, cultural, and economic life. The CDHE is organized into key historical themes including early settlement, public health, institutionalization, segregated schooling, transportation, rehabilitation, arts and music, political activism, university life, advocacy, and international disability perspectives.