The Center for Health Equity at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has embarked on an exciting initiative to document highlights of the history of people with disabilities in our state - The Indiana Disability History Project. We are using video, audio, and digital technology to record and safeguard memories of movement leaders and pioneers with and without disabilities, such as community activists, family members, professional service providers, and public officials.
This project is funded by the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities (GCPD).Visit Indiana Disability History
As of October 2018, the Project is embarking upon several new activities. With funding from the GCPD, we will create digital resources designed to enhance use of video-recorded oral history on the IDHP website. Two online guides will demonstrate potential usage of this rich collection of first-person narratives. The guides will be designed for use by (1) teachers as part of the school curriculum and (2) disability service providers delivering training to direct service professionals. These educational tools will be accompanied by a short video providing an introduction to Indiana disability history, as well as a digital catalog of the IDHP's video clips. (All clips are available for streaming online at no cost.) The guides, video, and catalog will be accessible on the IDHP website by the fall of 2020.