Disability Pride Month Resource Round-up

July is Disability Pride Month. This month-long event originated with the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in July 1990 and is a time to celebrate the work of disability rights activists, elevate disabled voices and honor the history, achievements and struggles of the disability community.

Five disabled people of color with canes, prosthetic legs, and a wheelchair sit on a rooftop deck, laughing and sharing stories. Greenery and city high-rises are visible in the background.
Photograph from the Disabled And Here Collection.

According to the World Health Organization, about 16% of the global population currently experiences disability, yet discrimination persists. Disability pride aims to amplify disabled voices, spread awareness and help advocate for an inclusive world.

The below list of resources can help prepare your library to celebrate Disability Pride Month with programs, book displays and educational opportunities. 

Do you have favorite resources that are not listed below? Please share them with us at programminglibrarian@ala.org.

Library Programming Ideas 

Book Lists

Teaching Resources

Other Resources