Each March, Hoosiers celebrate Disability Awareness Month, sponsored by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities. Promoting awareness and focusing on community inclusion for all members of the community is the goal.
Each March, we celebrate Disability Awareness Month throughout Indiana. On this, the 30th year for our campaign, we chose the theme “People, Not Punchlines” to acknowledge an ugly truth: Persons with disabilities are sometimes turned into objects of ridicule. But rather than being the butt of a joke, each individual in our campaign uses humor to open a conversation and highlight ways in which we can all understand each other better.
There are many ways to achieve a better understanding of what living with a disability may be like and the Library is ready to help with that.
The Library’s streaming service, Kanopy, offers viewers an opportunity to watch documentaries on living life with a disability. The Story of Luke, a comedy about 25 year-old Luke who is autistic and embarks on a quest for a job and a girlfriend. We get a look at life on the spectrum and how it is actually very similar to anyone in search of finding an independent lifestyle.
Interactive Learning Station
In an effort to provide easy access and help for customers to live more independently, we have acquired the TAP-it Interactive Learning Station at the Main Library. The Tap-It is a high quality, ADA compliant interactive screen, designed to bring learning to students of all ages that may need additional assistance with screen usage. The TAP-it Station is located in the Youth Services Department of the Main Library.
If you are interested in sharing stories or helping your children understand more about the differences they may encounter in their lives at school or in public, here are some great resources:
For more information about how you can bring disability awareness to your workplace, school, or community visit www.adaindiana.org.