DHH—BVI

Resources to help libraries build the capacity to better serve people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, Blind, or Visually Impaired

“… there were 326,155,000 people in the U.S. in 2018. Of these persons, 42,630,000 were people with disabilities. Percentage-wise, people with disabilities comprised 13.1 percent of the U.S. population; i.e., the 13.1 percent of the U.S. civilian population were people with disabilities.”

Houtenville, A. and S. Boege. Annual Report on People with Disabilities in America: 2018. Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability, 2019.

Episodium IV: Spes Nova

Ab Imperio Galactico capta Principissa Leia in basim pugnatae, qui Stella Mortis nominatur, portatur. Ante captatum Leia efficaciter temptat droides R2-D2 et C-3PO cum orato auxilio mittere. Robota in planeta Tatooine advenit et Obi-Wan Kenobi unum Equestrem Iediorum nuntium reportant. Is cum agricola Lucas Skywalker, cuius pater etiam Iedi erat, ad salvandum Principissam Leiam proficiscitur. Iis in astronavi quaerentibus Han Solo, magistrem astronavis et transportatorem mercibus nefastis, et Chewbacca, illius gubernatorem unum Wookiee, conveniunt. Cum Falcone Millenia ad Stellam Mortis volant et Principissam Leiam liberant. Deinde Obi-Wan, qui incepit docere Lucas Equestrem Iedi essendum, Darth Vader eius discipulum pristinum obviat. Obi-Wan a Vader interfecto alii ab Stellam Mortis effugiunt et in castram Rebellionis veniunt. Catra a basi proeliuo impugnatur in sidera. In proeliuo mundo ingenti succedit Lucas cum pugnatoribus Rebellionis delere.

The stick figure in a wheelchair has become one of the most widely-used and instantly recognized disability access symbols in the world. But is it time for a new one? The debate is on.
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