Capitol Crawl

President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and ADAPT On-line Museum http://www.adaptmuseum.net/gallery/1990-03

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
Washington, DC, United States

News article about the capitol crawl.

Translation: “Representative Patricia Schroeder (D-CO), Dr. I. King Jordan, President of Gallaudet University, Jim Brady, former Press Secretary and Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, and Bob Silverstein, Staff Director of the Senate Subcommittee on Disability Policy.

Following the formal ceremony, activists in wheelchairs crawled up four flights of stairs to the Capitol building in a dramatic display of commitment to their cause. Each carried with them a copy of the "Disabled People's Bill of Rights”, a document generated by American Disabled for Accessible Public Transit (ADAPT).

PHOTO (on 527) - Three people in wheelchairs (Joe Carle, Walter Hart, and Mike Muehy)

PHOTOS: Photo 1(on 519) (by Monica Hall): A crowd of people covers the plaza between the two staircases on the side of the Capitol facing the mall. In the distant background you can see House office buildings.
Caption reads: Ceremony Assembly at Capitol.

Photo 2 (on 519) (by Monica Hall): A small throng of people, many in wheelchairs, head over to the rally area from the march. In the background the Capitol building rises majestically. In the foreground Wade Blank hugs Patty Leffingwell who wears a baseball type cap. Caption reads: After the March.

Photo 3 (on 519): Julie Farrar and Jennifer Keelan climb the Capitol steps as about 10 people watch. They are 5 steps from the top. Jennifer who is about 8 years old is crawling on her hands and knees while Julie is doing the backwards scooch up step by step on the butt maneuver. There is a man walking beside Jennifer with a box that appears to be a camera and at the top of the steps there is a person holding a professional mike, like a film crew would use. Julie and Jennifer are carrying scrolls.

..their designees, of the state Governors’ Committees. The purpose of this organization is to promote equal access to employment, to programs and services on behalf of persons with disabilities and to advocate for the inclusion of all citizens with disabilities into the mainstream of life. The National Association of Governors’ Committees conducts the annual Media Advertising Award, presented to the outstanding television advertisement that effectively includes persons with disabilities. The National Association of Governors' Committees conducts an Annual Training conference in conjunction with the President's Committee's Annual Meeting.

The State Relations Committee is chaired by Francine Lee, Executive Director of the Commission on Persons with Disabilities for the state of Hawaii and staffed by Faith Kirk, an employment advisor for the President's Committee. “


  • Title: Capitol Crawl
  • Creator: President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, ADAPT On-line Museum http://www.adaptmuseum.net/gallery/
  • Date Created: 1990-03

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