Holly and Paul Dick in front of their 1966 Chrysler Newport, which was adapted for Paul’s use in 1966. From the Holly and Paul Dick Family Papers and Photographs, MSS 1177, Detre Library & Archives at the History Center.

Exclusion to Autonomy: The History & Future of Accessible Transportation

Thursday, October 8, 2020 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free | Please register in advance
Virtual Program

Add to Calendar10/08/2020 06:00 PM10/08/2020 07:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkFrom Exclusion to Autonomy: The History and Future of Accessible Transportation in Western Pennsylvania To commemorate this year’s 30th Anniversary of the ADA, the Senator John Heinz History Center is joining with the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium to trace the roots of advocacy, innovation and change that led to accessible transportation in this region.Virtual – ZoomHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

To commemorate this year’s 30th Anniversary of the ADA, the Senator John Heinz History Center is joining with the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium to trace the roots of advocacy, innovation and change that led to accessible transportation in this region. Panelists representing multiple eras of advocacy and change will reflect on the achievements of accessible transportation initiatives, and the program will conclude with a discussion of current and future challenges and opportunities to ensure inclusion and autonomy for all.

The Consortium’s short film about late Western Pennsylvania transportation advocate Paul Dick will premiere at the event. The film highlights the transportation limitations Paul faced after he was diagnosed with polio in the 1950s, and his role in shaping Allegheny County’s ACCESS Transportation System.

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This program is free but registration is required. Please register online.

This program will be presented virtually.

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For more information, please contact Amanda McAllen at aemcallen@heinzhistorycenter.org.

This program is made possible by support from the Edith L Trees Charitable Trust.
Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium