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Tellatouch

Maker:
American Foundation for the Blind  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm x 25 cm x 24 cm; 3 1/8 in x 9 13/16 in x 9 7/16 in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 27.305 cm x 27.305 cm
Object Name:
braille writer
Other Terms:
braille writer; Medicine
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
n.d.
Subject:
Braille  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
Credit Line:
American Foundation for the Blind
ID Number:
MG.306619.11
Catalog number:
306619.11
Accession number:
306619
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-725f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_727323

Lab | Verbal Descriptions with Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-02-16T23:53:47.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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cooperhewitt
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edanmdm:yt_D0UBP8hNfLw

Lab | Designing Accessible Cities Symposium: Afternoon Session

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-02-08T20:42:45.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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cooperhewitt
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edanmdm:yt_YxmbvIPRddc

Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection

Extent:
40 Cubic feet (85 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Valentines
Date:
1853-2015
Summary:
This collection consists of archival materials compiled by National Museum of American History Curator Katherine Ott, on numerous subjects relating to disability and the rights of the disabled.
Scope and Contents:
The Disability Reference Collection represents a range of research materials acquired by curators Audrey Davis (1967-1996) and Katherine Ott (2002- ) and Janice Majewski (1978-2001), the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program in support of their collecting and exhibition work in the Division of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History.

Material includes scholarly and popular articles, advertisements, product literature, clippings, schematics, photographs, audio, video, and ephemera. Some materials were sent to Davis and Ott by members of the general public who heard about their work; others were purchased by Ott at flea markets and on e-Bay.

Combined with associated Archives Center collections and objects housed in the curatorial divisions at NMAH, this collection constitutes one of the largest and most significant sources on American disability history. It is especially strong in accessibility policy documents from the early days of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its implementation, and product trade literature of the 1980s and 1990s. The collection also has a rich selection of newsletters and magazines published for various disability sectors, such as the Toomey J Gazette on polio and Mainstream.

Each series represents a subject or type of material. Researchers should look across all series when examining a topic or type of material. For example, trade literature items for the disabled person are found not only in the dedicated series, but also in series specific to a particular disability (i.e. Blindness: Aids and Appliances). Another example is material on polio. Researchers should look in the dedicated series, but also in Series 9: Edna Hindson's Scrapbooks and Series 8: Ron Mace.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seventeen series.

Series 1: Blindness, 1945-2001

Series 2: Hearing, 1855-2009

Series 3: Polio, 1925-2008

Series 4: Universal Design, 1962-2006

Series 5: Subject Files, 1863-2008

Series 6: Americans with Disabilities Act: 1968-2015, undated

Series 7: Brody, Lee/TTY, 1941-2001

Series 8: Mace, Ron, 1950-1990

Series 9: Hindson, Edna R., 1946-1954, 1991, 2003

Series 10: Lindahl, Lisa, 1988-2001, undated

Series 11: Wheelchairs, 1853-2007

Series 12: Arizonans for Safe and Equal Access to Transportation, 1987-1992

Series 13: Printed Material, 1959-2013

Series 14: Trade Literature, 1971-2013

Series 15: Newspaper Clippings, 1973-2000

Series 16: Ephemera, 1866-2011, undated

Series 17: Audio Visual Materials, 1979-2005
Historical Note:
The Disability Reference Collection represents a range of research materials acquired by curators Audrey Davis (1967-1996) and Katherine Ott (2002-) in support of their collecting and exhibition work in the Divison of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The collection also contains material acquired by Janice Majewski (1978-2001), the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program.

Audrey Davis (1934-2006) was a NMAH curator from 1967 to 1996. Her interest and expertise in rehabilitation medicine, including prosthetics and orthotics, led to important three-dimensional collections in the Division of Medicine and Science. Davis did a series of showcases on such topics as hearing aids, artificial noses, and a large exhibition in 1973 entitled Triumph over Disability: the Development of Rehabilitation Medicine in the U.S.A., for the 50th anniversary of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. The exhibition was dedicated to Mary Elizabeth Switzer, an influential figure in the field. Katherine Ott joined the Division in 2001 as a permanent curator and broadened research to include pan-disability issues. Ott led exhibitions on the history of maxillofacial surgery (About Faces, 1998), The Disability Rights Movement (2000-2002), polio (Whatever Happened to Polio?, 2005-2006), HIV and Aids Thirty Years Ago (2011-2012); general disability history (EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America, 2013), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25, 2015). Ott received a grant in 2000 from NMAH's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation to study the history of Universal Design; this included the collection of supporting materials.

Janice Majewski was the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program. Her tenure lasted from 1978 to 2001. She gathered background on museums and accessibility, followed current events, consulted on museum projects around the United States, and received a constant flow of product literature from vendors hoping for a Smithsonian contract. Most of the assistive technology brochures, policy papers, and gray literature on accessibility came from her office.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Kevin M. Tuohy Papers (AC0317)

Milton S. Wirtz, D.D.S., Artificial Eye Collection (AC0501)

Van Phillips Video Oral History and Papers (AC0859)

Safko International, Inc. Records (AC0911)

Hariett Green Kopp Papers (AC1130)

Division of Science, Medicine and Society HIV/AIDS Reference Collection (AC1134)

Elaine Ostroff Universal Design Papers (AC1356)
Materials at Other Organizations

Rochester Institute for Technology Collections

Lee Brody TTY Collection, circa 1969-1989

Collection of TTY (text telephone) equipment, business records, posters, and awards relating to telecommunications pioneer Lee Brody. TTY phones allow the deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired to use the telephone to communicate.

Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives

The Harry G. Lang Collection on Early TTY History, 1947-1999

Collection of correspondence, news clippings, technical data, and other materials documenting the invention and first 15 years of the phone teletypewriter for the deaf.

North Carolina State University Libraries

Ronald L. Mace Papers, 1974-1998

Collection of correspondence, project reports, architectural drawings, videos, and publications.
Provenance:
The collection was assembled by curators Audrey Davis (1967-1996) and Katherine Ott (2002-) in support of their collecting and exhibition work in the Division of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History. The collection also contains material acquired by Janice Majewski, the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Medicine -- 1970-2000  Search this
Blindness  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
People with disabilities  Search this
Newspapers -- 20th century  Search this
Poliomyelitis  Search this
Deafness  Search this
wheelchairs  Search this
barrier-free design  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Valentines
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1319
See more items in:
Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1319
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Ephemera

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1866 - 2011, undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains an 1866 New York "City Relief to the Blind" application that was completed for Jeremiah Fitzgerald, baseball cards of professional players who had disabilities, and a Braille book mark. Also includes pins, stickers, an Emergency Readiness Wheel for People with Disabilities, and other ephemeral items.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1319, Series 16
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Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1319-ref20

Enable: People with Disabilities and Computers: With the Flying Karamazov Brothers. Microsoft Corporation

Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 69, Item OV1319-0002
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
1999 - 1999
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
See more items in:
Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection
Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection / Series 17: Audio Visual Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1319-ref1052

Braille Actions REALized adapted skate deck inspired by blind skateboarder Dan Mancini

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 32 in x 8 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 81.28 cm x 21.59 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
skate deck
adapted skate deck
skatedeck
skatedeck, adapted sports
Date made:
2019
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Adaptive Sports  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
ID Number:
2019.0076.01
Accession number:
2019.0076
Catalog number:
2019.0076.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-8f78-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1919804
Online Media:

Lab | Designing Accessible Cities Symposium: Morning Session

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-02-08T17:25:08.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_wi_kTejG3mw

Lab | Universal Design Workshop with Museum Access Consortium

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-02-12T22:10:45.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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cooperhewitt
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edanmdm:yt_N6feh6orYVs

Fashion Beyond Function: Ideals of Beauty, Design, and Disability

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-06-11T18:59:42.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_9F4si-8izp4

John Clarke

Artist:
Joseph Dudrak, 20th century  Search this
Sitter:
John Louis Clarke, 1881 - 1970  Search this
Medium:
Bronze on wood base
Dimensions:
Without Base: 41 x 51 x 25cm (16 1/8 x 20 1/16 x 9 13/16")
Base: 4cm (1 9/16")
Type:
Sculpture
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief\Bandana  Search this
John Louis Clarke: Male  Search this
John Louis Clarke: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
John Louis Clarke: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
John Louis Clarke: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Deaf  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: C.M. Russell Museum
Object number:
993.47.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm492c55fa4-1ab3-449f-ba9a-714bf3dbf9a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_993.47.1

Phyllis Frelich

Artist:
Vern Skaug, born mid-20th century  Search this
Sitter:
Phyllis Frelich, 29 Feb 1944 - 10 Apr 2014  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 75 × 65cm (29 1/2 × 25 9/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1981
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Medal  Search this
Interior\Performing Arts\Theatrical\Stage  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Trophy  Search this
Phyllis Frelich: Female  Search this
Phyllis Frelich: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Phyllis Frelich: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Phyllis Frelich: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Deaf  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: North Dakota State Capitol
Object number:
ND020020
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4dae07182-a195-429b-aaba-f1d2d901cfc7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_ND020020

Helen Adams Keller

Artist:
Whitman, 19th - 20th century  Search this
Sitter:
Helen Adams Keller, 27 Jun 1880 - 1 Jun 1968  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 14 x 9.8 cm (5 1/2 x 3 7/8")
Mat: 16.3 × 10.8 cm (6 7/16 × 4 1/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1904
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Female  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Literature\Writer  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Humanitarian  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Blind  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Deaf  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.78.124
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44ef6359f-5c0a-4383-b1ad-8b7cb6202254
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.78.124

Laura Dewey Bridgman

Artist:
Southworth & Hawes, active 1843 - 1862  Search this
Sitter:
Laura Dewey Bridgman, 21 Dec 1829 - 24 May 1889  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Sight: 8.5 x 6.2 cm (3 3/8 x 2 7/16 in.)
Case: 11.9 x 9.3 x 1.5 cm (4 11/16 x 3 11/16 x 9/16 in.)
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1855
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Laura Dewey Bridgman: Female  Search this
Laura Dewey Bridgman: Literature\Writer  Search this
Laura Dewey Bridgman: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Laura Dewey Bridgman: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Blind  Search this
Laura Dewey Bridgman: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Deaf  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Object number:
43.1431 MFAB
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm441bedae8-99bb-4452-90be-491dc9da1da3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_43.1431_MFAB

Lab | Showcase of Student Projects on Accessibility and Inclusion

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-02-09T20:53:01.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_yhnMw1xHVmE

Folding Cane used by Dan Mancina to examine potential skate spots

User:
Mancina, Daniel  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (body material)
padding (handle material)
elastic (wrist strap material)
Measurements:
without wrist strap: 50 3/4 in x 1 in x 1 in; 128.905 cm x 2.54 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
cane
cane, skateboarding
Subject:
Sports  Search this
skateboarding  Search this
recreational  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
Adaptive Sports  Search this
ID Number:
2019.0122.01
Accession number:
2019.0122
Catalog number:
2019.0122.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-dd0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1936345
Online Media:

Skatedeck with braille text used by sight impaired skater Dan Mancina

User:
Mancina, Daniel  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 1/4 in x 8 in x 2 in; 79.375 cm x 20.32 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
skate deck
skatedeck, adapted sports
skatedeck
Subject:
Sports  Search this
skateboarding  Search this
recreational  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
Adaptive Sports  Search this
ID Number:
2019.0122.02
Accession number:
2019.0122
Catalog number:
2019.0122.02
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-d929-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1936347
Online Media:

John Bolling

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
John Bolling, 1761 - 1783  Search this
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Button  Search this
John Bolling: Male  Search this
John Bolling: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Deaf  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Alexander Graham Bell Laboratory
Object number:
DC900266
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45d629b82-5c3e-4ee0-8745-9edbf3fd01e0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC900266

button, "Our Church Has AIDS"

Maker:
Donnelly/Colt  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; .3175 cm x 3.81 cm
overall: 1 7/16 in x 1 7/16 in x 1/4 in; 3.65125 cm x 3.65125 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
button, aids
Subject:
Disabilities  Search this
Credit Line:
gift of Judith Porter
ID Number:
2011.0183.28
Accession number:
2011.0183
Catalog number:
2011.0183.28
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-6c92-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1410480
Online Media:

button, "Every 9 1/2 minutes someone is infected with HIV...Philly 2010"

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 3 in; .9525 cm x 5.3975 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 3/32 in x 5/16 in; 7.9375 cm x 5.31813 cm x .79375 cm
Object Name:
button, aids
Date made:
2010
Subject:
Disabilities  Search this
Credit Line:
gift of Judith Porter
ID Number:
2011.0183.61
Accession number:
2011.0183
Catalog number:
2011.0183.61
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-5d13-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1410554
Online Media:

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