American citizenship is the result of centuries of struggle. Although citizenship guarantees certain rights, access to them has been unequal. The eﬀorts by people with disabilities to participate fully in society began centuries ago and gained momentum in the 20th century. Poster from the Smithsonian's EveryBody exhibit.
Historically, technology has played a distinctive role in the lives of people with disabilities. Access to resources often comes through technology. New forms of technology that beneﬁted mainstream society often initially excluded people with disabilities because of inadequate design or planning. Poster created by the Smithsonian for its EveryBody exhibit.
Space is a key factor in the history of disability. Questions about where people belong and who decides have created tension throughout American history. No matter where people ended up, they grappled with issues of identity, community, and autonomy. Poster from the EveryBody exhibit created by the Smithsonian.