A man in a wheelchair climbs a staircase with the aid of a ramp that moves up the steps with him.

A man in a wheelchair climbs a staircase with the aid of a ramp that moves up the steps with him.

Accessibility is not achieved in any one particular way. Designers have crafted numerous solutions to make buildings open to as many people as possible, proving that human ingenuity can break down physical barriers and open up society to everyone.

Courtesy Of Post-Polio Health International

In their own words

Those with disabilities share their personal stories.

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Opening more
than doors

Browse images and artifacts.

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Missouri History Museum exhibition

Americans with Disabilities Act: 20 Years Later.
June 26, 2010
to Jan 8, 2012

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