African Americans and the Disability Experience’ sheds light on struggles for equality African Americans with disabilities have faced


“African Americans and the Disability Experience,” an exhibit that displays a five-panel banner with images, text and historical dates, highlights both the struggles and accomplishments of African Americans with disabilities from colonial times to the present.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.